In this unique volume, twelve pioneers of historical archaeology offer reminiscences of the early part of their respective careers, circa 1920 to 1940. Each scholar had to overcome numerous biases held by historians and archaeologists-thus each chapter documents a step in the field's march from a marginal to a mainstream discipline. The book makes for facinating reading for archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians of science, and reminds us of the words of C.H. Fairbanks: ''what is past is prelude; study the past. ''There we had a small department but some especially bright students. ... colonial artifacts that are still in use at Florida State University and the University of Florida in teaching and reference work. Field schools were a regular part of our program and were about evenly divided between historic and prehistoric projects.
|Title||:||Pioneers in Historical Archaeology|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-06-29|