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The potential of events for interpreting changes in the archaeological record. What is the role of events when evaluating the long-term significance of the archaeological record? Given that the event is a key mechanism for structural change, are historical transformations always eventful? And what is the relationship between specific events and other temporalities of change? In this notable volume, researchers from Germany to Iceland to New York, from across the sweep of European and North American prehistory and history, explore the promise and challenges of events, the potent intersections of history and archaeology. Of special interest are the potential of events for better understanding volcanic disasters, the “Neolithic argonauts” of the western Mediterranean, Roman provincial archaeology, early Neolithic southern Britain, change during the Paleolithic era, the Iron Age Heuneburg Mud-brick Wall, colonial New York, and households. Indispensable for historians, archaeologists, and those ethnohistorians and anthropologists working within a long-term historical framework, Eventful Archaeologies offers a more holistic and richly textured approach for comprehending cultural change.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Eventful Archaeologies
  2. p. iii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. p. 1
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  1. Toward an Eventful Archaeology
  2. pp. 3-14
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  1. Part 1. Eventful Prehistories
  2. p. 15
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  1. 1. Cascading Prehistoric Events: Fractalizing Prehistoric Research
  2. pp. 17-28
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  1. 2. A Paleohistorical Approach to Upper Paleolithic Structural Changes
  2. pp. 29-47
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  1. 3. Becoming, Phenomenal Change, Event: Past and Archaeological Representations
  2. pp. 48-67
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  1. 4. Event and Short-Term Process: Times for the Early Neolithic of Southern Britain
  2. pp. 68-87
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  1. 5. The Neolithic Argonauts of the Western Mediterranean and Other Underdetermined Hypotheses of Colonial Encounters
  2. pp. 88-99
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  1. 6. Eventful Archaeology, the Heuneburg Mudbrick Wall,and the Early Iron Age of Southwest Germany
  2. pp. 100-114
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  1. Part II.Eventful Histories and Beyond
  2. p. 115
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  1. 7. The Annales, Events, and the Fate of Cities
  2. pp. 117-131
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  1. 8. Modeling the “Amazon” Phenomenon Colonization Events and Gender Performances
  2. pp. 132-150
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  1. 9. The Allure of the Event in Roman Provincial Archaeology
  2. pp. 151-165
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  1. 10. The ad 79 Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius: A Significant or Insignificant Event?
  2. pp. 166-178
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  1. 11.Testing Eventful Archaeologies: Eventful Archaeology and Volcanic “Disasters”
  2. pp. 179-188
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  1. 12. Events, Temporalities, and Landscapes in Iceland
  2. pp. 189-198
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  1. 13. Freedom as a Negotiated History, or an Alternative Sort of Event: The Transformation of Home, Work, and Self in Early New York
  2. pp. 199-215
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  1. Epilogue
  2. p. 217
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  1. 14. Archaeology and the Human Career: Revolutions, Transformations, Events
  2. pp. 233-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-243
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438434247
Related ISBN
9781438434230
MARC Record
OCLC
697829276
Pages
255
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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