ERIC Number: ED476605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
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Teaching the Impact of Globalization through Historical Archaeology.
Stewart, Marilyn C.
Historical archaeology has evolved from an early preoccupation with famous houses and forts to a study of capitalism around the world. Archaeologists study the cultures and interrelationships of the colonizers and the colonized as they negotiated their places in an ever-expanding world system. Recent studies in South Africa, Latin America, and the United States illustrate the value of historic archaeology in teaching the stories of people whose voices were left out of the national stories. The focus of the teaching is material to the culture of the everyday bric-a-brac, technology, and symbols that people use to survive and to define their identity and their place in the world. Through public archaeology, museum outreach, and education packets, teachers and students can explore a past that touches everyone and illuminates the complexities of the present. (Contains 4 Web site addresses and 23 references.) (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United States