S10
The forgotten continent? Theorizing North America for UK-based researchers

Convenors:
David Robinson (University of Central Lancashire)
Jamie Hampson (University of Cambridge)
Fraser Sturt (University of Southampton)
Chair:
Wendy Whitby
Discussant:
Dan Hicks
Location:
Wills 3.32
Start time:
17 December, 2010 at 14:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This session highlights current and future research by UK based archaeologists who work on the archaeology of North America.

Long abstract:

This session focuses on research by UK based archaeologists who work on the archaeology of North America. Research into other continents, especially Europe, Asia, Africa, and arguably to a lesser extant South America, is well represented in UK conferences, publications, and funding, North America remains almost forgotten in UK archaeological discourse. This is due largely to the fact that there has not been a concerted effort by those studying North American archaeology from UK institutions to highlight the importance of North American archaeology within theoretical contexts. This session calls for those working on this somewhat forgotten continent to come to Bristol TAG to remind the UK archaeological community of this apparently forgotten continent. Papers focusing upon the theoretical value of North American archaeology, the Big Questions it addresses, the history of North American research by UK researchers, the place of North America in UK archaeology, and its potential future are all welcome.