Pioneers in Historical Archaeology

Breaking New Ground

  • Stanley South

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. J. C. Harrington
    Pages 1-14
  3. John L. Cotter
    Pages 15-25
  4. J. O. Brew
    Pages 27-47
  5. Kenneth E. Kidd
    Pages 49-65
  6. John W. Griffin
    Pages 67-77
  7. Hale G. Smith
    Pages 79-84
  8. Roderick Sprague
    Pages 85-101
  9. Carlyle S. Smith
    Pages 103-112
  10. George I. Quimby
    Pages 113-124
  11. Robert S. Neitzel
    Pages 125-163
  12. Stanley South
    Pages 165-187
  13. Edward B. Jelks
    Pages 189-195
  14. Charles H. Fairbanks
    Pages 197-217
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 219-233

About this book


In this unique volume, twelve pioneers of historical archaeology offer reminiscences of the early part of their respective careers, circa 1920 to 1940. Each scholar had to overcome numerous biases held by historians and archaeologists-thus each chapter documents a step in the field's march from a marginal to a mainstream discipline. The book makes for facinating reading for archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians of science, and reminds us of the words of C.H. Fairbanks: ''what is past is prelude; study the past. ''


archaeology artifacts historical archaeology

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanley South
    • 1
  1. 1.South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, College of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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