Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Leone, Mark P. (Theory)

  • Matthew Palus
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_313

Basic Biographical Information

Mark P. Leone (Fig. 1) is an American historical archaeologist who has promoted the application of critical theory in historical archaeology. Leone was born in 1940 in Waltham, Massachusetts, historically a manufacturing town in the western suburbs of Boston. He studied history as an undergraduate at Tufts University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1963. Leone received his graduate training in anthropology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, earning a Master of Arts degree in 1966 and receiving his doctorate in 1968. He was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology at Princeton University (1968–1975). Leone joined the faculty at the University of Maryland College Park in 1976 and was promoted to Professor in 1990. He served as Chair of the Department of Anthropology (1993–2003) and Chair of the University Senate (2000–2001).
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  2. Handsman, R. G. & M. P. Leone. 1995 (1989). Living history and critical archaeology in the reconstruction of the past, in V. Pinsky & A. Wylie (ed.) Critical traditions in contemporary archaeology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Leone, M. P. 1979. Roots of modern Mormonism. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  4. - 1982. Some opinions about recovering mind. American Antiquity 47: 742-60.Google Scholar
  5. - 1984. Interpreting ideology in historical archaeology: using rules of Perspective in the William Paca Garden in Annapolis, Maryland, in D. Miller & C. Tilley. (ed.) Ideology, power and prehistory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  6. - 1988. The Georgian order as the order of merchant capitalism in Annapolis, Maryland, in M. P. Leone & P.B. Potter Jr. (ed.) The recovery of meaning: historical archaeology in the United States. Washington (DC): Smithsonian Institution Press.Google Scholar
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  8. - 2005. The archaeology of liberty in an American capital: excavations in Annapolis. Berkeley (CA): University of California Press.Google Scholar
  9. - 2010. Critical historical archaeology. Walnut Creek (CA): Left Coast Press.Google Scholar
  10. Leone, M. P. & G.-M. Fry. 1999. Conjuring in the big house kitchen: an interpretation of African American belief systems based on the uses of archaeology and folklore sources. Journal of American Folklore 112: 372-403.Google Scholar
  11. Leone, M. P. & P. B. Potter, Jr. (ed.) 1999. Historical archaeologies of capitalism. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.Google Scholar
  12. Leone, M. P., P. B. Potter, Jr. & P. A. Shackel. 1987. Toward a critical archaeology. Current Anthropology 28: 283-302.Google Scholar
  13. Leone, M. P., J. M. Harmon & J. L. Neuwirth. 2005. Perspective and surveillance in eighteenth-century Maryland gardens, including William Paca’s Garden on Wye Island. Historical Archaeology 39: 138-58.Google Scholar
  14. Potter, P. B., Jr. 1994. Public archaeology in Annapolis: a critical approach to history in Maryland’s ancient city. Washington (D.C): Smithsonian Institution Press.Google Scholar
  15. Ruppel, T., J. L. Neuwirth, M. P. Leone & G.-M. Fry. 2003. Hidden in view: African spiritual spaces in North American landscapes. Antiquity 77: 321-35.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Daglish, C. 2007. Archaeology and democracy: an interview with Mark Leone. Archaeological Dialogues 14(1): 1-21.Google Scholar
  2. Leone, M. P. & S. D. Hurry. 1998. Seeing: the power of town planning in the Chesapeake. Historical Archaeology 32: 34-62.Google Scholar
  3. Leone, M. P. & P. B. Potter Jr. (ed.) 2003. The recovery of meaning: historical archaeology in the eastern United States. Clinton Corners (NY): Percheron Press (reprinted with Prologue).Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA