An Archaeology of Australia Since 1788

  • Susan Lawrence
  • Peter Davies

Part of the Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 1-15
  3. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 17-41
  4. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 43-67
  5. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 69-94
  6. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 95-114
  7. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 115-146
  8. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 147-183
  9. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 185-222
  10. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 223-250
  11. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 251-278
  12. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 279-325
  13. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 327-349
  14. Susan Lawrence, Peter Davies
    Pages 351-359
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 361-421

About this book

Introduction

This volume provides an important new synthesis of archaeological work carried out in Australia on the post-contact period. It draws on dozens of case studies from a wide geographical and temporal span to explore the daily life of Australians in settings such as convict stations, goldfields, whalers' camps, farms, pastoral estates and urban neighbourhoods. The different conditions experienced by various groups of people are described in detail, including rich and poor, convicts and their superiors, Aboriginal people, women, children, and migrant groups. The social themes of gender, class, ethnicity, status and identity inform every chapter, demonstrating that these are vital parts of human experience, and cannot be separated from archaeologies of industry, urbanization and culture contact.

 

The book engages with a wide range of contemporary discussions and debates within Australian history and the international discipline of historical archaeology. The colonization of Australia was part of the international expansion of European hegemony in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The material discussed here is thus fundamentally part of the global processes of colonization and the creation of settler societies, the industrial revolution, the development of mass consumer culture, and the emergence of national identities. Drawing out these themes and integrating them with the analysis of archaeological materials highlights the vital relevance of archaeology in modern society

Keywords

Colonialism Gender Studies Maritime Archaeology Migration

Authors and affiliations

  • Susan Lawrence
    • 1
  • Peter Davies
    • 2
  1. 1.Archaeology ProgramLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia
  2. 2.Archaeology ProgramLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7485-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7484-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7485-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0439
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