A Transatlantic Comparative Approach
Adrian L. BURKE
The papers in this issue of P@lethnology are the product of a conference that was held at the Université de Montréal on October 24 and 25, 2014. The conference was entitled “Household Archaeology: production, ideology and social inequality” and was organized by Claude Chapdelaine and Adrian Burke. A total of eleven papers were presented by fourteen authors from France, Canada and the USA. The conference was set up as a symposium which allowed authors to present more detailed and lengthy presentations (45 minutes), and to allow for more time for questions and discussion among the participants. The primary focus of the conference was the comparison of the archaeological record of Iroquoian longhouses from northeastern North America with Neolithic houses from Western Europe. One additional paper that was not presented orally at the conference is included in this issue (Halperin and Foias) in order to expand the geographic coverage on households to Mesoamerica.