An Archaeology of Eurocentrism
|Title||An Archaeology of Eurocentrism|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Keywords||Archaeology, Eurocentrism, Historical archaeology, New York, Racism|
The role of Europe and Europeans in the archaeology of post-1500 history has recently been critiqued. Some research has been pejoratively labeled Eurocentrism. This paper addresses the problems with adopting an emotional understanding of Eurocentrism and argues instead for its archaeological examination within the framework of an explicit multiscalar modern- world (historical) archaeology. An example comes from seventeenth-century Dutch settlements located in and around present-day Albany, New York.