Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Leone, Mark P. (Historical Archaeology)

  • Chris Dalglish
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1739

Basic Biographical Information

American archaeologist Mark P. Leone (b. 1940) holds a B.A. in History (Tufts, 1963) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Anthropology (Arizona, 1966 & 1968). He worked at Princeton (Assistant Professor, Anthropology) before moving to the University of Maryland (Associate Professor then Professor, Anthropology; Chair of the Department of Anthropology; Chair of the College Park Senate) and has held positions and offices with the National Science Foundation Advisory Panel for Anthropology, the Governor’s Consulting Committee on Historic Places in the State of Maryland, the American Association of University Professors, the Anthropological Society of Washington, the Society for American Archaeology, and the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology.

Major Accomplishments

Leone’s early work – on the prehistory of the southwestern United States – was within the New Archaeology tradition. However, during his time in Arizona, he began to follow an alternative path with...

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  1. Dalglish, C. 2007. Archaeology and democracy. An interview with Mark P. Leone. Archaeological Dialogues 14: 39-59.Google Scholar
  2. Leone, M.P. 1984. Interpreting ideology in historical archaeology: using the rules of perspective in the William Paca Garden in Annapolis, Maryland, in C. Tilley & D. Miller (ed.) Ideology, representation and power in prehistory: 25-35. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  3. - 2010. Critical historical archaeology. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press.Google Scholar
  4. Leone, M.P. & P.B. Potter. (ed.) 1999. Historical archaeologies of capitalism. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.Google Scholar
  5. Leone, M.P., P.B. Potter & P.A. Shackel. 1987. Toward a critical archaeology. Current Anthropology 28(3): 283-302.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. A full CV and publication list for Mark P. Leone is available at: http://www.anth.umd.edu/sites/anth.umd. edu/files/370/cv/Leone%20CV%202012.pdfGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of HumanitiesUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK