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Engaging Archaeology

25 Case Studies in Research Practice

Silliman, Stephen W. (Editor)

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1. Edition February 2018
280 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-119-24051-8
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Bringing together 25 case studies from archaeological projects worldwide, Engaging Archaeology candidly explores personal experiences, successes, challenges, and even frustrations from established and senior archaeologists who share invaluable practical advice for students and early-career professionals engaged in planning and carrying out their own archaeological research.

With engaging chapters, such as 'How Not to Write a PhD Thesis on Neolithic Italy' and 'Accidentally Digging Central America's Earliest Village', readers are transported to the desks, digs, and data-labs of the authors, learning the skills, tricks of the trade, and potential pit-falls of archaeological fieldwork and collections research. Case studies collectively span many regions, time periods, issues, methods, and materials. From the pre-Columbian Andes to Viking Age Iceland, North America to the Middle East, Medieval Ireland to remote north Australia, and Europe to Africa and India, Engaging Archaeology is packed with rich, first-hand source material.

Unique and thoughtful, Stephen W. Silliman's guide is an essential course book for early-stage researchers, advanced undergraduates, and new graduate students, as well as those teaching and mentoring. It will also be insightful and enjoyable reading for veteran archaeologists.

List of Figures ix

List of Tables xi

Notes on Contributors xiii

Acknowledgments xix

1 Engaging Archaeology: An Introduction and a Guide 1
Stephen W. Silliman

Part I Landscapes, Settlements, and Regions 13

2 Climbing Hillforts and Thinking about Warfare in the Pre?]Columbian Andes 15
Elizabeth Arkush

3 Losing Control in the American Southwest: Collaborative Archaeology in the Service of Descendant Communities 23
Matthew Liebmann

4 Getting It Wrong for All the Right Reasons: Developing an Approach to Systematic Settlement Survey for Viking Age Iceland 31
John M. Steinberg, Douglas J. Bolender, and Brian N. Damiata

5 Archaeological Projects in India: Decolonizing Archaeological Research, Assessing Success, and Valuing Failure 41
Uzma Z. Rizvi

6 Lifeways of the First Australians: Regional Archaeology in the Remote North of Australia 51
Jane Balme

7 The Kuril Biocomplexity Project: Anatomy of an Interdisciplinary Research Program in the North Pacific 61
Ben Fitzhugh

8 Listen for the Echo of Drums Across the Water: Rock Art Sites as Engaged Community Research in Ontario, Canada 71
John William Norder

9 The Heart of Lightness: Doing Archaeology in the Brazilian Central Amazon 79
Eduardo G. Neves

Part II Sites, Households, and Communities 87

10 Household Archaeology at the Community Scale? Refining Research Design in a Complex Polynesian Chiefdom 89
Jennifer G. Kahn

11 Research Spaces from Borderland Places - Late Woodland Archaeology in Southern Ontario 99
Neal Ferris

12 Ethnoarchaeology of Pottery in Tigray, Ethiopia: Engaging with Marginalized People 109
Diane Lyons

13 Integrating Paleoethnobotany in Investigations of Spanish Colonialism in the American Southwest 119
Heather B. Trigg

14 Framing Local History with Global Archaeological Lenses in Osun Grove, Nigeria 127
Akinwumi Ogundiran

15 Rooting in New England: Archaeologies of Colonialism, Community, and Collaboration 135
Stephen W. Silliman

16 Accidentally Digging Central America's Earliest Village 143
Rosemary A. Joyce

17 Slouching Towards Theory: Implementing Bioarchaeological Research at Petra, Jordan 151
Megan A. Perry

18 In Archaeology, "You Get What You Get," and Most of the Time What You Get Is Unexpected: Investigating Paleoindians in Western North America 159
Ted Goebel

19 Archaeologies of a Medieval Irish Castle: Thinking about Trim 169
Tadhg O'Keeffe

Part III Materials, Collections, and Analyses 179

20 Dr. Stage?]Love, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Dissertation on Race, Pipes, and Classification in the Chesapeake 181
Anna S. Agbe?]Davies

21 Lessons Learned in Seriating Maya Pottery 189
Lisa J. LeCount

22 The Bones from the Other Tell: Zooarchaeology at Catalhoyuk West 199
David Orton

23 Disrupting Fixed Narratives: Researching Colonial Dress and Identity in Museum Collections 209
Diana DiPaolo Loren

24 Reverse Engineering in Prehistory: The Neolithic Bow of La Draga, Spain 219
Juan A. Barceló, Vera Moitinho de Almeida, Oriol López-Bultó, Antoni Palomo, and Xavier Terradas

25 Learning about Learning in Ice Age France through Stone Tools: An Intersectional Feminist Approach without Gender 227
Kathleen Sterling

26 How Not to Write a PhD Thesis: Some Real?]Life Lessons from 1990s Michigan and Prehistoric Italy 235
John Robb

Index 245
Stephen W. Silliman is Professor - and current Department Chair - in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has conducted fieldwork in the Northeastern USA, the American West Coast, Bermuda, and Japan. His research interests focus on Native American history, colonialism and post-colonialism, identity, social and practice theories, collaborative research, and the politics of heritage.

S. W. Silliman, University of Massachusetts, Boston