In its 2007 obituary of Bruce Trigger (1937-2006), the Times of London referred to the Canadian anthropologist and archaeologist as "Canada's leading prehistorian" and "one of the most influential archaeologists of his time." Trained at Yale University and a faculty member at McGill University for more than forty years, he was best known for his History of Archaeological Thought, which the Times called "monumental." Trigger inspired scholars all over the world through his questioning of assumptions and his engagement with social and political causes. Human Expeditions pays tribute to Trigger's immense legacy by bringing together cutting edge work from internationally recognized and emerging researchers inspired by his example. Covering the length and breadth of Trigger's wide-ranging interests - from Egyptology to the history of archaeological theory to North American aboriginal cultures - this volume highlights the diversity of his academic work and the magnitude of his impact in many different areas of scholarship.
Stephen Chrisomalis is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Wayne State University. Andre Costopoulos is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University.
Illustrations Tables Contributors Acknowledgements Bruce Trigger: Citizen Scholar - Stephen Chrisomalis (Wayne State University) and Andre Costopoulos (McGill University) 1. Possible Locations of the Land of Punt and Recent Archaeological and Textual Evidence from the Pharaonic Harbor at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis, Egypt - Kathryn A. Bard (Boston University) and Rodolfo Fattovich (University of Naples 'L'Orientale', Italian Institute for Africa and the Orient) 2. The Impact of Blackness on the Formation of Classics - Martin Bernal (Cornell University) 3. "Slaves" and Slave-raiding on the Northern Plains and Rupert's Land - Alice Beck Kehoe (Marquette University) 4. Contextualising the Phenomenology of Landscape - John Bintliff (Leiden University) 5. The Independence of Ethnoarchaeology - Jerimy J. Cunningham (University of Lethbridge) 6. Experiments and Their Application to Lithic Archaeology: An Experimental Essay - Harry Lerner (University of Western Ontario) 7. The History of Archaeology as a Field: From Marginality to Recognition - Oscar Moro Abadia (Memorial University) 8. Cultural Continuity and Archaeological Practice in the Indian Context - Neha Gupta (McGill University) 9. A Citation Analysis of the Works Included in Americanist Culture History: Fundamentals of Time, Space and Form - Jennifer Bracewell (McGill University) 10. Bruce Trigger: "A Second International Marxist"? - Thomas C. Patterson (University of California, Riverside) 11. Bruce Trigger and the Philosophical Matrix of Scientific Research - Mario Bunge (McGill University) 12. What are the Bases of Domain Specificity? - Jerome Rousseau (McGill University) 13. Age, Equality, and Inequality: A New Model for Social Evolution - Csilla Dallos (St. Thomas University) 14. Figurative Activity in an Evolutionary Perspective - Leo S. Klejn (European University at Saint Petersburg) References Notes