Little, Barbara J.
Basic Biographical Information
Barbara J. Little graduated at Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She received a doctoral degree in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, in 1987, with a dissertation entitled Ideology and Media: Historical Archaeology of Printing in Eighteenth-Century Annapolis, Maryland. She has a long history of federal service as an archaeologist in the Archeology Program, National Parks Service and teaches anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her areas of interest are public archaeology and public history; historical archaeology; method and theory; feminist archaeology; and North America and other parts of the British colonial world.
Barbara J. Little has served in committees for the Society for American Archaeology, and since 2009 she has served as editor of CRM: The Journal of Heritage Stewardship. Recently she was recognized by the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Heritage...
- Little, B.J. 1988. Craft and culture change in the eighteenth century Chesapeake, in M.P. Leone & P.B. Potter, Jr. (ed.) The recovery of meaning: 263-92. Washington (DC): Smithsonian Institution Press.Google Scholar
- - 1994. “She was…an example to her sex”: possibilities for a feminist historical archaeology, in P.A. Shackel & B. Little (ed.) The historical archaeology of the Chesapeake: 189-204. Washington (DC): Smithsonian Institution Press.Google Scholar
- - 2007a. Historical archaeology: why the past matters. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press.Google Scholar
- - 2007b. Topical convergence: historical archaeologists and historians on common ground. Historical Archaeology 47: 10-20.Google Scholar
- - n.d. Barbara Little. Available at: https://heritage-for-earthlings.wikispaces.com/Barbara+Little (accessed 15 September 2012).
- Little, B.J. (ed.) 1992. Text-aided archaeology. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press.Google Scholar
- Rotman, D. 2008. Review of Historical archaeology: why the past matters. African Diaspora archaeology newsletter. December 2008. Available at: http://www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/news1208/news1208-35.pdf (accessed 15 September 2012).
- Shackel, P.A. & B.J. Little. 1994. The historical archaeology of the Chesapeake. Washington (DC): Smithsonian Institution Press.Google Scholar
- Leone, M.P. & B.J. Little. 1993. Artifacts as expressions of society and culture: subversive genealogy and the value of history, in S. Lubar & D.W. Kingery (ed.) History from things: essays on material culture: 160-81. Washington (DC): Smithsonian Institution Press.Google Scholar
- Little, B.J. 1990. Historical archaeology in Annapolis. Maryland Archaeology 26: 19-20.Google Scholar
- - 1992a. Text-aided archaeology, in B.J. Little (ed.) Text-aided archaeology: 1-6. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press.Google Scholar
- - 1992b. Texts, images, material culture, in B.J. Little (ed.) Text-aided archaeology: 219-23. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press.Google Scholar
- - 1992b. Explicit and implicit meanings in material culture and print culture. Historical Archaeology 26(3): 85-94.Google Scholar
- - 1994. People with history: an update on historical archaeology in the United States. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 1: 5-40.Google Scholar
- - 1997a. Archaeology, history and material culture: grounding abstractions and other imponderables. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 1: 179-87.Google Scholar
- - 1997b. Expressing ideology without a voice, or, obfuscation and the enlightenment. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 1: 225-41.Google Scholar
- - 1998. Considering the context of historical archaeology for museum interpretation. The Public Historian 20: 111-17.Google Scholar
- - 1999. From icons to ideology: a perspective on artifacts and historical archaeology in the United States, in G. Egan & R.L. Michael (ed.) Old and new worlds; historical/post medieval archaeology papers from the societies’ joint conferences at Williamsburg and London 1997 to mark thirty years of work and achievement: 208-13. Oxford: Oxbow Books.Google Scholar
- - 2002a. Chesapeake region, USA, in C.E. Orser, Jr. (ed.) Encyclopedia of historical archaeology: 97-98. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
- - 2002b. Domestic sites, in C.E. Orser, Jr. (ed.) Encyclopedia of historical archaeology: 155-7. New York: Routledge.Google Scholar
- - 2007. Historical archaeology in the United States, in D. Pearsall (ed.) The encyclopedia of archaeology: 300-7. Oxford: Elsevier.Google Scholar
- - 2009. Family resemblances: a brief overview of history, anthropology, and historical archaeology in the United States, in T. Majewski & D. Gaimster (ed.) International handbook of historical archaeology: 363-81. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
- - 2009a. Public archaeology in the United States, in M.L.S. Sørensen & J. Carman (ed.) Heritage studies: methods & approaches: 29-51. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
- - 2011. Heritage, resilience, and peace. Heritage and Society 4: 187-98.Google Scholar
- - 2012. Envisioning engaged and useful archaeologies, in M. Rockman & J. Flatman (ed.) Contemporary relevance of archaeology: 277-89. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
- Little, B.J. & N. Kassner. 2002. Archaeology in the alleys of Washington, DC, in A. Mayne & T. Murray (ed.) The archaeology of urban landscapes: explorations in slumland: 57-68. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
- Little, B.J. & P. Shackel. 1996. Importance of historical archaeology in the United States. World Archaeological Bulletin 7: 97-107.Google Scholar
- Little, B.J. & P. Shackel (ed.) 2007. Archaeology as a tool of civic engagement. Lanham (MD): AltaMira Press.Google Scholar