This book provides a survey of contemporary archaeology in the United States, demonstrating the plurality of theoretical and methodological approaches that make this discipline in the US unique.
The American Experience in Archaeological PerspectiveEdited by Michael S. Nassaney, and Krysta Ryzewski, Wayne State University
The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective series was established by the University Press of Florida and founding editor Michael S. Nassaney in 2004. This prestigious historical archaeology series focuses attention on a range of significant themes in the development of the modern world from an Americanist perspective. Each volume explores an event, process, setting, institution, or geographic region that played a formative role in the making of the United States of America as a political, social, and cultural entity. These comprehensive overviews underscore the theoretical, methodological, and substantive contributions that archaeology has made to the study of American history and culture. Rather than subscribing to American exceptionalism, the authors aim to illuminate the distinctive character of the American experience in time and space. While these studies focus on historical archaeology in the United States, they are also broadly applicable to historical and anthropological inquiries in other parts of the world. To date the series has produced more than two dozen titles. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Series Editors to learn more.
Watch our informational webinar hosted by series editors Michael S. Nassaney and Krysta Ryzewski, contributing author Jane Eva Baxter, and acquiring editor Mary Puckett. Read about the history and future direction of the series here.
Michael S. Nassaney
Wayne State University
Dept. of Anthropology
Detroit, MI 48202
There are 28 books in this series.