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A Millennium of Cultural Contact

Alistair Paterson



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Left Coast Press Inc
18 November 2019
Alistair Paterson has written a comprehensive textbook detailing the millennium of cultural contact between European societies and those of the rest of the world. Beginning with the Norse intersection with indigenous peoples of Greenland, Paterson uses case studies and regional overviews to describe the various patterns by which European groups influenced, overcame, and were resisted by the populations of Africa, the Americas, East Asia, Oceania, and Australia. Based largely on the evidence of archaeology, he is able to detail the unique interactions at many specific points of contact and display the wide variations in exploration, conquest, colonization, avoidance, and resistance at various spots around the globe. Paterson's broad, student-friendly treatment of the history and archaeology of the last millennium will be useful for courses in historical archaeology, world history, and social change.
By:   Alistair Paterson
Imprint:   Left Coast Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   544g
ISBN:   9781598744934
ISBN 10:   1598744933
Pages:   328
Publication Date:   18 November 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alistair Paterson is an archaeologist and Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. His research and teaching covers culture contact, historical archaeology in maritime and terrestrial settings, sheep and cattle pastoralism, European colonization, historical rock art, and archaeological and historical methodology. He is the author of The Lost Legions: Culture Contact in Colonial Australia (AltaMira, 2008) and editor with Jane Balme of Archaeology in Practice: A Student Guide to Archaeological Analyses (Blackwell Publishing, 2006). He was Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Copenhagen and at the Danish National Museum, and is past President of the Australian Archaeological Association.

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