The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

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Conference: The Archaeology of the 19th and 20th centuries

Thursday 17 April 2014

The German Society of Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology is holding a conference on ‘The Archaeology of the 19th and 20th centuries’ at the Free University, Berlin, on 6th - 8th October 2014

SPMA at the IfA

Monday 7 April 2014

Publications

Exploring Atlantic Transitions: Archaeologies of Transience and Permanence in New Found Lands

Exploring Atlantic Transitions: Archaeologies of Transience and Permanence in New Found Lands

Edited by Peter Pope and Shannon Lewis-Simpson

Can we approach European expansion to the Americas and elsewhere without colonial triumphalism? A research strategy which automatically treats early establishments overseas as embryonic colonies produces predictable results: in retrospect, some were, some were not. Post-Medieval archaeology has much to contribute to our understanding of the gradual drift of ordinary people - the cast of thousands, anonymous or almost-forgotten behind the famous names of history.

The Post-Medieval Archaeology Journal

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