The Dialogue of Historical Archaeology

  • Anders Andrén
Part of the Contributions to Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)


The shared problem for all historical archaeologies is the encounter of material culture and writing. The question of what this dialogue is like and what artifact and text “really” are is ever present, more or less explicitly, in all methodological debate in the historical archaeologies. It is difficult to answer this question fully, but I try here to discuss it on the basis of the assembled experience in the field of historical archaeology.


Material Culture Historical Archaeology Oral Tradition Cultural Expression Weak Side 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anders Andrén
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  1. 1.University of LundLundSweden

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