Interpreting the Early Modern World
This volume is based on a session at a 2005 Society for Historical Archaeology meeting. The organizers assembled historical archaeologists from the UK and the US, whose work arises out of differing intellectual traditions. The authors exchange ideas about what their colleagues have written, and construct dialogues about theories and practices that inform interpretive archaeology on either side of the Atlantic, ending with commentary by two well-known names in interpretive archaeology.
Part of disciplinary shift towards making interpretive approaches part of mainstream archaeological practiceOne of the few historical archaeological works to self-identify as "interpretive archaeology"First step towards changing perception of historical archaeology