from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of especially native or non-Western peoples from a combined historical and anthropological viewpoint, using written documents, oral literature, material culture, and ethnographic data.


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  • This decision, which netted me an "A" in Joyce and a "D" in anthropology, caused me to become more generally allergic to all courses related to anthropology, such as ethnohistory and Native American Studies.

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  • His idea of ethnohistory was a step forward in two ways at once.

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  • This is the place to say that you offer something special: that although a microbiologist, you have taught sections of Freshman Comp for the last three years and you would love the opportunity to teach young science majors at a small liberal arts college how to write; that although a historian, you have a master's degree in anthropology, and would love to teach a course in ethnohistory, or oral history methodologies.

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  • For a fascinating analysis of one woman's refusal to participate in a feminist ethnohistory research project, as a kind of negative appropriation of the project's goals, see Kamala Visweswaran, "Refusing the Subject," in Fictions of Feminist Ethnography (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994), 60-72.

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  • His research interests include South American archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnology, and Inca record-keeping and mathematics.

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  • Of note, Aguirre Beltrán's research was not well-received in Mexico, says Gabriel Moedano Navarro, director of ethnohistory at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico.

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  • Compiled in honor of Anthony F. Aveni, America's leading archaeoastronomer, Skywatching in the Ancient World offers state-of-the-art work in cultural astronomy by well-known experts in Mayan glyphic studies, cultural history, ethnohistory, and the history of science and of religions.

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  • In fact, he says there is extensive evidence from ethnohistory of intermarriage between, for example,


  • This exciting and thought-provoking volume, written by a small number of outstanding scholars on colonial and medieval Indian history, ethnohistory and the new military history of South Asia forms the best tribute thinkable to one of the leading scholars in the field of Indian History, Professor Dirk Kolff.

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  • For ethnohistory and shamanism, see also Robinson, S., Toward an Understanding of Kofán Shamanism, Latin American Studies Program Dissertation Series, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1979.

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