The definition of historical archaeology has often been restricted to the study of the age of European colonialism. Historical Archaeology demonstrates the potential of adopting a flexible, encompassing definition of historical archaeology which involves the study of all societies with documentary evidence. It encourages research that goes beyond the boundaries between prehistory and history. Ranging in subject matter from Roman Britain and Classical Greece, to colonial Africa, Brazil and the United States, the contributors present a much broader range of perspectives than is currently the trend. With its innovative and interdisciplinary approach it will be of interest to students and scholars working in the fields of history, archaeology and cultural resource management.