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Book: The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant

Chapter: 39. What is Household Archaeology?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.27886


Archaeologists have realized the importance of the home in ancient societies and many have shifted their focus to study it in more depth. This shift of focus has become known as household archaeology. This chapter will discuss: What is a household? What is household archaeology? And how does household archaeology helps archaeologists understand the past?

Chapter Contributors

  • Cynthia Shafer-Elliott ( - cshaferelliott) 'Jessup University'