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Title The archaeology of colonial encounters : comparative perspectives / edited by Gil J. Stein.
Published Santa Fe : School of American Research Press ; Oxford : James Currey, 2005.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 445 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series School of American Research advanced seminar series
School of American Research advanced seminar series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-434) and index.
Contents Introduction : the comparative archaeology of colonial encounters / Gil J. Stein -- Archaeology of colonization and the colonization of archaeology : theoretical challenges from an ancient Mediterranean colonial encounter / Michael Dietler -- Spanish colonialism and processes of social change in Mesoamerica / Janine L. Gasco -- Colonial interactions and hybrid practices : Phoenician and Carthaginian settlement in the ancient Mediterranean / Peter van Dommelen -- Political economy of Mesopotamian colonial encounters / Gil J. Stein -- Zapotec diaspora network in classic-period central Mexico / Michael W. Spence -- Archaeology of colonization : California in cross-cultural perspective / Kent G. Lightfoot -- Imperial agendas and local agency : Wari colonial strategies / Katharina Schreiber -- Remaking the social landscape : colonization in the Inka empire / Terence N. D'Altroy -- Roman colonies in the eastern empire : a tale of four cities / Susan E. Alcock -- Archaeology and the interpretation of colonial encounters / J. Daniel Rogers.
Summary "In this volume, nine archaeologists analyze the assumptions that have constrained previous studies of colonialism and demonstrate that colonization was common in early Old and New World state societies - an important strategy by which people gained access to critical resources." "The contributors examine early Old World colonization efforts by Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Greece, and Rome, the establishment of foreign enclaves by indigenous New World states, such as Teotihuacan, Wari, Tiwanaka, and Inka, and the better-known European colonial expansion. Addressing colonization from the perspectives of the colonies themselves, their homelands, and the indigenous host societies in which they were established, the authors find that implanted settlements that remain distinct from the host societies (colonies) differed significantly from the establishment of rule over an alien people for an extended period of time (colonization). This book provides an essential empirical and theoretical benchmark upon which scholars of colonization and colonialism in other regions and periods can build their own interpretations."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Archaeology and history.
Acculturation -- History.
Colonization -- Social aspects -- History.
Related Names Stein, Gil, 1956-
ISBN 1930618433 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781930618435 (cloth : alk. paper)
1930618441 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781930618442 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 56809485