ERIC Number: EJ783970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Geohistorical Archaeology: A Perspective for Considering the Historic Past
McGregor, John R.
Journal of Geography, v101 n4 p161-166 Jul 2002
The term geohistorical archaeology was adopted to describe the combination of the techniques and concepts of historical geography, historical archaeology, and history. It is suggested that the field offers the potential of enhanced research and instruction as it pertains to the early historical settlement of an area. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of site material culture as a key to site locations and the period and nature of their use. The basic techniques involved are reviewed, as is the possibility of incorporating classroom units and field projects on local historical settlement at the secondary level.
Descriptors: Human Geography, Archaeology, Secondary School Curriculum, Geography Instruction, History Instruction, Units of Study, Land Settlement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Research Methodology, Student Research, Field Studies, Class Activities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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