The archaeology of engagement : conflict and revolution in the United States / edited by Dana L. Pertermann and Holly Kathryn Norton.

First edition.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2015]
180 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm


Summary note
  • When a historic battlefield site is discovered and studied, the focus is often on the "hardware": remnants of weaponry, ammunition, supplies, and equipment that archaeologists carefully unearth, analyze, conserve, and frequently place on display in museums.
  • But what about the "software"? What can archaeology teach us about the humans involved in the conflict: their social mores and cultural assumptions; their use and understanding of power?
  • In The Archaeology of Engagement: Conflict and Revolution in the United States, Dana L. Pertermann and Holly K. Norton have assembled a collection of studies that includes sites of conflicts between groups of widely divergent cultures, such as Robert E. Lee's mid-1850s campaign along the Concho River and the battles of the River Raisin during the War of 1812.
  • Notably, the second half of the book applies the editors principles of conflict event theory to the San Jacinto Battlefield in Texas, forming a case study of one of America's most storied - and heavily trafficked - battle sites. (Publisher).
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Action note
Committed to retain in perpetuity — ReCAP Shared Collection (HUL)
  • Introduction: Conflict event theory "The birth of a unifying paradigm" / Holly Kathryn Norton
  • American engagements
  • The battle that was and the battle that wasn't: historical and archaeological investigations on the Concho River near Paint Rock, Texas / Timothy S. de Smet, D. Bruce Dickson, and Mark E. Everett
  • Methodology for surveying an ephemeral military encampment and battlefield: Paoli Battlefield, a case study / Matthew A. Kalos
  • The battles of the River Raisin: clash of arms, clash of culture / G. Michael Pratt and William E. Rutter
  • The "hesitant loyalist" at the Grannies Quarter Creek site / Holly Kathryn Norton
  • The principles of war and the "Battle of the Barges" / Lawrence E. Babits
  • San Jacinto: a case study in method and theory
  • Finding archaeological evidence of the Battle of San Jacinto: a case of just taking a look / Michael Strutt
  • Georeferencing maps and aerial photos for the San Jacinto Battlefield analysis: an image analysis and GIS application / Peter E. Price and Douglas G. Mangum
  • Artillery and the projection of force: artifacts and historical evidence of how artillery was used at the Battle of San Jacinto / Douglas G. Mangum
  • Analysis of lead bullets from the San Jacinto Battleground / Douglas D. Scott
  • An orderly capitulation: archaeological discovery and interpretation of the Col. Juan Almonte surrender site, Harris County, Texas / Roger G. Moore
  • Retrieving the battle cry: electromagnetism and conflict event theory at the San Jacinto Battleground / Dana L. Pertermann and Mark E. Everett.
Other title(s)
Project Muse UPCC books.
  • 9781623492946 (hardcover (printed case) : alk. paper)
  • 1623492947 (hardcover (printed case) : alk. paper)
  • 1623492955 (e-book)
  • 9781623492953 (e-book)
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