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Type: Paper
Paper Title: IT HAD BETTER BE MORE THAN CANNONBALL TYPOLOGIES: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY AS COMPARATIVE ANTHROPOLOGY.
Author: KENNETH KELLY (University of South Carolina)   
Date/Time: Sat., 3:45 PM
Co-Author(s): KENNETH KELLY (University of South Carolina) 
Abstract: Because he was present at the field-defining birth of historical archaeology in 1960s New England, Tim has long recognized the potential of historical archaeology to yield anthropological insight. Yet, when I was a graduate student studying under Tim at UCLA, it was very clear that Tim felt that much of historical archaeology was not living up to that potential, creating little more than cannonball typologies. That perspective, coupled with Tim’s teaching about anthropological problems rather than places or time periods, has led to my developing a view of historical archaeology as multi-sited archaeology in a comparative perspective, focused on slavery, trade, and diaspora. This paper explores some of that comparative anthropological archaeology of the African Diaspora.

Program Number: 4-0815
Session Title: POLITICAL ECONOMIES: THE LEGACY OF TIMOTHY K. EARLE, PART 2
Session Sponsor: Archaeology Division
Session Date/Time: Sat., 1:45 PM-5:30 PM
Organizer(s): CATHY COSTIN (California State University-Northridge), LISA LUCERO (University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign) 
Chair(s): CATHY COSTIN (California State University-Northridge)  
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