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By Alice Beck Kehoe, Mary Beth Emmerichs

Those twelve essays concentrate on the fight to professionalize Americanist archaeology within the 19th and 20th centuries. managed by means of antiquarian and aristocratic creditors within the mid-nineteenth century, the sphere handed into the palms of execs practising a full-fledged archaeological technology through the early 20th century. The authors deal either with mainstreams in archaeological inspiration, professionalization, and technology and with the connection of archaeology to American society and tradition. in the course of the developmental struggles, robust males and associations marginalized ladies, ethnic minorities, the decrease and heart periods, and practitioners with the inaccurate pedigree, and blocked study agendas that diverged from the norm. as well as Kehoe, participants contain Elin D. Danien, Donald McVicker, Neil Asher Silberman, Lawrence G. Desmond, William G. Dever, Stephen L. Dyson, James W. Halporn, Mary Ann Levine, Susan J. Bender, Don D. Fowler, and Jonathon E. Reyman.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. White, Randall and Lawrence B. Breitborde. 1992. French Paleolithic Collections in the Logan Museum of Anthropology. , 1 (2). Beloit, Wisconsin. Willey, Gordon R. 1988. Portraits in American Archaeology. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. Willey, Gordon R. and Jeremy Sabloff. 1980. A History of American Archaeology. 2nd ed. ) San Francisco: W. H. Freeman. Wilson, Daniel. 1851. The Archaeology and Prehistoric Annals of Scotland. Edinburgh: Shetland and Knox; London: Simpkin, Marshall and J.

Bender 153 Page vi III. Southwestern Archaeology as Case Example 161 11 Harvard vs. Hewett: The Contest for Control of Southwestern Archaeology, 19041930 Don D. Fowler 165 12 Women in Southwestern Archaeology: 18951945 Jonathan E. Reyman 213 List of Contributors 229 Index 231 Page vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS A book like this contains the hard work of many people. I would like to thank the authors of the papers, and give special thanks to Alice Kehoe for responding so positively to my ideas about how to bind the papers together into a social history of the archaeological profession.

Although his empathy with all manner of men and women was great, Scott was nevertheless convinced that he lived at the acme of progress. According to Kerr (1989:21), Scott's Waverley novels contain a prior ideological subtext, of the unfortunate, but necessary, defeat and subjugation of an older and less civilized society. Representations of the past . . serve at once to defer the effects of history, to suppress the force of the real and to perpetuate the patterns of domination the novel disguises.

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