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Modern-World Archaeology

A long-term research goal of mine is to continue to develop an archaeological perspective that is simultaneously global and local. I define modern-world archaeology as an archaeology of the post-Columbian world that plays special attention to large social forces such as colonialism, Eurocentrism, commodification, class, racialization, and modernity. My personal interest is in the trans-Atlantic world, but modern-world archaeology is applicable throughout the globe.

Related publications
Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2007. The Archaeology of Race and Racialization in Historic America. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2004. Historical Archaeology. Second edition. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2003. Race and Practice in Archaeological Interpretation. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2000. Introducción a la Arqueología Histórica. Translated by Andrés Zarankin. Asociación Amigos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 1996. A Historical Archaeology of the Modern World. Plenum Press, New York.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2008. Historical Archaeology as Modern-World Archaeology in Argentina. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 12:181-194.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2008. The Global and the Local in Modern-World Archaeology, in Constructing Post Medieval Archaeology in Italy: A New Agenda, S. Gelichi and M. Librenti (eds.), pp. 25-33. Edizioni all’Insegna de Giglio, Florence, Italy.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2007. La promisa de una arqueología del munto moderno en América del Sur, con especial referencia a Argentina. Revista de Arqueología Histórica Argentina y Latinoamericana 1:11-27.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2005. Network Theory and the Archaeology of Modern History, in Global Archaeological Theory: Contextual Voices and Contemporary Thoughts, Pedro P. A. Funari, Andrés Zarankin, and Emily Stovel (eds.), pp. 77-98. Springer, New York.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2004. The Archaeologies of Recent History: Post-Medieval, Historical, and Modern-World, in The Blackwell Companion to Archaeology, John Bintliff (ed.), pp. 272-290. Basil Blackwell, Oxford.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 2001. Race and the Archaeology of Identity in the Modern World, in Race and the Archaeology of Identity, C. E. Orser Jr. (ed.), pp. 1-23. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 1999. A teoria de rede e a Arqueologia da História moderna. (Network Theory and the Archaeology of Modern History), in Revista do Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia, M. I. D’Agostino Fleming (ed.), pp. 87-101. Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 1999. Global Historical Archaeology. Techne 5:219-226. (Published in Portugal).

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 1999. Negotiating Our ‘Familiar’ Pasts, in The Familiar Past? Archaeologies of Later Historical Britain, Susie West and Sarah Tarlow (eds.), pp. 273-285. Routledge, London.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 1998. The Challenge of Race to American Historical Archaeology. American Anthropologist 100:661-668.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 1998. Epilogue: From Georgian Order to Social Relations at Annapolis and Beyond, in Annapolis Pasts: Historical Archaeology in Annapolis, Maryland, Paul A. Shackel, Paul R. Mullins, and Mark S. Warner (eds.), pp. 307-324. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 1997. Expanding Historical Archaeology, in Method and Theory in Historical Archaeology: Papers of the Medieval Europe Brugge 1997 Conference, vol. 10, Guy De Boe and Frans Verhaeghe (eds.) , pp. 9-13. ZeUik, Belgium.

Orser, Charles E., Jr. 1994. Toward a Global Historical Archaeology: An Example from Brazil. Historical Archaeology 28(1):1-18.

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