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Description - The Land of Prehistory by Alice Beck Kehoe

This volume offers a history of the discipline of archaeology in America. The book reveals the 19th-century century bourgeois value system behind the field, its goals and its current condition. The author argues that American archaeology, from the days of Thomas Jefferson to the present, has been shaped by an ethic of Manifest Destiny.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415920551
ISBN-10: 0415920558
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alice Beck Kehoe

Alice Beck Kehoe is Professor of Anthropology at Marquette University. She is the author of Humans: An Introduction to Four-Field Anthropology (1998), published by Routledge. She has served the Society for American Archaeology as Public Relations Committee Chair and on its Public Education Task Force, and was nominated for President, Archaeology Division of the American Anthropological Association.

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