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This entry covers the applications of historical data in archaeological research. The history of the utilization of ethnohistorical methods and information are briefly outlined. Additionally, the uses of ethnohistory for reconstructing past societies is discussed and examples of recent research combining the disciplines of ethnohistory and archaeology are given. © 2008

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Archaeology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780123739629
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Analogy
  • Colonialism
  • Culture history
  • Documents
  • Interaction
  • Multidisciplinary
  • New world archaeology
  • Postprocessual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Palka, J. W. (2008). Ethnohistory. In Encyclopedia of Archaeology (pp. 1167-1174). Elsevier Inc..