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The Land of Prehistory: A Critical History of American Archaeology

 
 
 
 
The Land of Prehistory: A Critical History of American Archaeology
Author: Alice Beck Kehoe
ISBN 13: 9780415920551
ISBN 10: 415920558
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1998-08-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $39.95
 
 

The Land of Prehistory reveals the powerful ideological function American archaeology has naively served, from the discipline's construction in Victorian societal reform movements to the present. Alice Beck Kehoe chronicles major movements and influences such as the support of racist Spencerian evolutionism and Manifest Destiny ideologies, and the 1960s New Archaeology pandering to Big Science money. She concludes with a discussion of the recent revolutionary shift to multicultural voices within the field.