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The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization

Edited by: Tamar Hodos , Alexander Geurds , Paul Lane , Ian Lilley , Martin Pitts , Gideon Shelach , Miriam Stark , Miguel John Versluys

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415841306
eBook ISBN: 9781315449005
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315449005
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This unique collection applies globalization concepts to the discipline of archaeology, using a wide range of global case studies from a group of international specialists. The volume spans from as early as 10,000 cal. BP to the modern era, analysing the relationship between material culture, complex connectivities between communities and groups, and cultural change. Each contributor considers globalization ideas explicitly to explore the socio-cultural connectivities of the past. In considering social practices shared between different historic groups, and also the expression of their respective identities, the papers in this volume illustrate the potential of globalization thinking to bridge the local and global in material culture analysis. 

The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization is the first such volume to take a world archaeology approach, on a multi-period basis, in order to bring together the scope of evidence for the significance of material culture in the processes of globalization. This work thus also provides a means to understand how material culture can be used to assess the impact of global engagement in our contemporary world. As such, it will appeal to archaeologists and historians as well as social science researchers interested in the origins of globalization.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Globalization Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Distinguishing past globalizations Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Globalization, connectivities and networks Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Economic aspects of globalization in the past material world Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Globalization thinking and the past Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Africa in and of the world Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Exploring Aegyptiaca and their material agency throughout global history Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Globalization Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Swahili and globalization in the Indian Ocean Download PDF
Chapter  10:  European colonialism and globalization in Africa in the nineteenth century ce  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Global frictions, archaeological heritage, and Chinese construction in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The mobile phone – a global good? Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Globalization processes as recognized in the Americas Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Olmec globalization Download PDF
Chapter  15:  On the horizon Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Foreigners from far-off islands: long-distance exchange between western Mesoamerica and coastal South America (600–1200 ce) Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Globalization without markets? Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Conquest worlds Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Globalization and the early modern Atlantic World, c.1500–1700 ce  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Globalization thinking in Australasia and Oceania Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Tongan maritime state Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Australian lithic technology Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Edges of worlds Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Melanesian maritime middlemen and pre-colonial glocalization Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Disentangling the Lapita interaction spheres Download PDF
Chapter  26:  East Polynesian connectivity Download PDF
Chapter  27:  East Asia as a laboratory for early globalization Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The spread of domesticated plant resources in prehistoric northeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Prehistoric networks across the Korea Strait (5000–1000 bce) Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Colonialism in the time of globalization Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Globalization at the crossroads Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Global dynamics in local processes of Iron Age Inner Asia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Tombs of Xianbei conquerors and Central Asians in sixth century ce northern China Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Deep histories of globalization and Europe Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Small, medium and large Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Local elites globalized in death Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Connectivity and social change Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Urbanism and exchange in the North Atlantic/Baltic, 600–1000 ce  Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Globalization and china  Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Connecting the global with the local through the prism of imprisonment Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The global Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  42:  A globalizing Bronze and Iron Age Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Classical connections and Mediterranean practices Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The globalized Roman world Download PDF
Chapter  45:  The rise and fall of empires in the Islamic Mediterranean (600–1600 ce) Download PDF
Chapter  46:  The Renaissance in material culture Download PDF
Chapter  47:  France and the Enlightenment Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Globalizing early Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  49:  How rice failed to unify Asia Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Globalization at the dawn of history Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Tracing maritime connections between Island Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean world Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Globalizing Indian religions and Southeast Asian localisms Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Globalization in Southeast Asia’s Early Age of Commerce Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Spheres of ceramic exchange in Southeast Asia, ninth to sixteenth centuries ce  Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Globalizing ideas in West Asian material history Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Globalizing the Halaf Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Connectivity and globalization in the Bronze Age of Anatolia Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Globalization and the study of the Achaemenid Persian Empire Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Lapis Lazuli, Homer and the Buddha Download PDF
Chapter  60:  The global Ottomans Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Pre-modern globalization and the rediscovery of Iranian antiquity Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Long histories of globalization Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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