Talk:Historical archaeology

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'post medieval archaeology[edit]

'post medieval archaeology' applies to England mainly, and not at all to North America. There was no medieval era in North America. I corrected this. Discuss?

blastfromthepast

please sign using four tildes ~~~~ to give full contact details, dating etc. Also I have reversed the change as it was more incorrect than before. If you think about the original comment it refers to the fact that "Historical" archaeology only really starts in North America after the "European" Medieval period ends. What you changed it to mean was that "Historical" archaeology in United Kingdom only start after the Medieval period. The Historical period in the United Kingdom goes back at least to Anglo-Saxon times (pre Medieval) and possibly to Roman Britain so this would be a most strange situation if true. Agreed that the original statement was too Euro-centric but wording should be carefully considered I think. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page) 16:07, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

I see your point. Also, I agree with your comments about what constitutes the historical period in England. However, the revertion does not solve the problem as North American historical archeologists definitely do not use the term "post-medieval" for their continent. I may have found a solution by simply removing the term "post medieval" from that sentence. Blastfromthepast 08:18, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

I think the article could use a solid rewrite; It could especially benefit from some references. I may take this on in the near future. I need to learn how to create Wikipedia footnotes. Blastfromthepast 08:21, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

I improved the prose and took on some other minor edits. Added a link to the Society for Historical Archaeology. Haven't added any references yet. Blastfromthepast 02:49, 11 April 2006 (UTC)


Reversed the deletion of Connah's book as it is the only overview of historical archaeology in Australia. This article is getting too focused on Historical archaeology in the USA rather than giving a broader view. Iain

Quote on History vs Archaeology[edit]

The quote attributed to Deetz is actually a statement widely attributed to the historian Peter Sawyer, although I have no date or place for it. Deetz paraphrased it in a few places, as have many others. It ought to be corrected or deleted. In any event, it is not Deetz's view. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kevincof (talkcontribs) 23:22, 12 July 2010 (UTC)