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African-American Burial Practices and Community Identity, Cohesion, Social Resistance, and Autonomy in Ante-bellum Philadelphia (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John P. McCarthy.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "“We the People”: Historical Cemetery Archaeology in Philadelphia" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. There was a significantly greater occurrence of African-influenced or Creolized burial practices at the later of two cemeteries used by Philadelphia’s First African Baptist Church in the early nineteenth-century. Given that the process of laying the dead to rest represents a special social moment where...


Analysis of the Oval Planting Beds at Poplar Forest: Five Collections Spanning Almost 30 Years (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jenn Ogborne.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Boxed but not Forgotten Redux or: How I Learned to Stop Digging and Love Old Collections Part III" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2019, the Department of Archaeology and Landscapes at Poplar Forest completed excavations of an oval planting bed in front of Thomas Jefferson’s retreat home. These excavations abutted at least three previous projects. This central oval bed was framed by two additional...


Ancient DNA Research during a Global Pandemic: Insights from Fieldwork at St. Mary’s Basilica in Norfolk, VA (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Raquel Fleskes. David Brown. Theodore Schurr.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Pandemic Fieldwork: Doing Fieldwork During a Pandemic" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. DNA sampling from human remains is becoming a common practice in archeological studies, as genetic data provide important insights into ancestry and kinship in burial settings. To ensure the authenticity of ancient DNA results, contamination of human remains with DNA from living people must be minimized. Here, we describe...


Archaeological Investigations to Locate the Site of the 1876 Centennial Japanese Bazaar (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mozelle R. Shamash-Rosenthal. Thomas J. Kutys.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2015 and 2016 AECOM conducted archaeological investigations at the site of the Centennial Exposition Japanese Bazaar in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. These investigations both revealed the presence of intact features associated with the 1876 Japanese Bazaar structure and recovered artifacts associated with the operation of the bazaar during the exhibition. The bazaar was sponsored...


Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of the Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085), Caroline County, Virginia (2014)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Daniel Baicy. Michael Clem.

On behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation and Fort A.P. Hill, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., conducted a Phase I archaeological survey and Phase II evaluation of Site 44CE0085 in Caroline County, Virginia, for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) (UPC NO: CSC 1211001, code 5012680, VDHR File No. 2014-0492). The purpose of this project was to survey the mapped location of Site 44CE0085, also known as the Garrett Farm, and determine the potential for intact subsurface...


Archaeological Survey and Evaluation of the Predicted Location of the Tobacco Barn at the Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085), Caroline County, Virginia (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hank Lutton. Jesse Harris.

On behalf of the Fort A.P. Hill Environmental and Natural Resources Division, Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc., conducted an archaeological survey and evaluation within the Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085) in Caroline County, Virginia. The Garrett Farm Site is the location of John Wilkes Booth’s apprehension and death. The focus of this investigation was the predicted location of Richard Garrett’s tobacco barn, which was burned during the capture and fatal shooting of John Wilkes Booth on April 26,...


Bentham & Backhoes: a utilitarian approach to the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia cemetery excavation (2022)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Kimberlee Moran.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "“We the People”: Historical Cemetery Archaeology in Philadelphia" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeological projects that involve or encounter human remains must navigate a multitude of ethical considerations. Several established ethical frameworks can guide archeological decision-making when working in such contexts. This paper addresses the 2017 excavation of the First Baptist Church of...


The Capture of John Wilkes Booth (2015)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Brian Glusing. Kay Simpson.

After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the ill-fated escape effort of John Wilkes Booth ended in Virginia on the doorstep of Richard Garrett, where Booth was shot by pursuing federal forces and died on April 26, 1865. Garrett’s Farm, frequently the subject of Booth-related intrigue, was purchased in 1940 by the U.S. Army and is part of Fort A.P. Hill, an Army training installation. Although Garrett’s house and other structures are long gone, the former Garrett house site is now...


Classifying Small Things Recovered: Clinker And Slag From The Bellows Of Big Man Archaeology (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Skylar Secord.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Sparsely researched in the historical laboratory setting, clinker and slag as artifactual materials are abundant in the archaeological record. In the niche research and reports that mention these small things, definitions, descriptions, and categorizations vary. Together, these often-forgotten waste materials can offer a “ground-up” interpretation of the use of furnaces or metallurgical...


Documenting the Seneca Stonecutter’s Cemetery (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kate Simpson.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Located in Poolesville, Maryland just west of Seneca Creek is the Seneca Stonecutter’s Cemetery—locally referred to as the “Clipper” Cemetery in reference to a surname on several of the headstones. While there are no trails or markers leading to the cemetery which lies on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, this cemetery has long been recognized as an early African...


Exploring Foodways at the Baltimore Aged Men and Women's Home of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1870-1920. (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alex Glass. Patricia Samford.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Paper / Report Submission (General Sessions)" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Salvage excavations during the 1980 construction of the Federal Reserve Bank in Baltimore, Maryland identified structural features and a privy pit associated with a late 19th-century home for the elderly run by African American congregations of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The home was almost entirely supported through church...


Finding New Netherland in New Jersey: Two or Three Dutch Needles in a Supersized Haystack (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ian C Burrow.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "More than Pots and Pipes: New Netherland and a World Made by Trade" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. For the colonists of New Netherland there was of course no “New Jersey”. Rather there was a mostly poorly known, although readily crossed, landmass separating the North and South River foci of Dutch activity. This study provides an archaeological context for the identification and evaluation of pre-1664 Dutch...


Foreseeing Freedom: Discovery of an Enslaved Family’s Subfloor Storage Pit and Religious/Magical Shrine at the South Dependency Slave Quarters of Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (44AR0017) (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew R. Virta.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Historical Archaeology of the Mid-Atlantic (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. A major rehabilitation project was undertaken from 2017-2020 at Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, a National Park Service site preserving portions of an antebellum plantation in Arlington County, Virginia. The site includes the mansion, dependencies, and immediate grounds constructed between 1802 and...


The Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085), Caroline County, Virginia
PROJECT Uploaded by: Kay Simpson

This project includes archaeological reports and analysis by Cultural Resource Analysists, Inc. from archaeological fieldwork conducted at the Garrett Farm Site (44CE0085), in Caroline County, Virginia. The Garrett Farm Site is the location of John Wilkes Booth’s apprehension and death.


If This Mountain Could Talk: African-American Landscape, Culture and Memory on Sourland Mountain, New Jersey. (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ian C Burrow.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "African American Voices In The Mid-Atlantic: Archaeology Of Elusive Freedom, Enslavement, And Rebellion" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Stoutsburg-Sourland African-American Museum (SSAAM), was established in a former AME church in Skillman, NJ, in 2014. Its Mission is to tell the story of the unique culture, experiences, and contributions of the African American community of the Sourland Mountain...


Imitation and Ostentation: Paint Analysis of Garden Urns from Custis Square (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jack A. Gary.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Returning to Colonial Williamsburg (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Department of Archaeology in collaboration with the Materials Analysis Laboratory at Colonial Williamsburg conducted paint analysis on fragments of early 18th century painted redware flower urns recovered from the home and garden of John Custis IV in Williamsburg, Virginia. Cross-section, scanning electron, and...


Improvise and Make Do: Virtual Archaeology Programs in Prince George’s County, Maryland (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephanie Sperling.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Remote Archaeology: Taking Archaeology Online in the Wake of COVID-19" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeologists with Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, Maryland established a vibrant and diverse public archaeology program decades ago. As soon the pandemic hit and it became clear that our 2020 initiatives would not be...


Interpreting Interment: An Analysis of Orientation in Harrington Cemetery, Delaware Graveshafts (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Amy E Broussard. Olivia Williamson.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Paper / Report Submission (General Sessions)" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Excavation around a mid-nineteenth century family cemetery revealed a much more complex series of graveshafts than assumed from the surface. In this presentation we analyze the orientation and distribution of approximately ninety unmarked graveshafts found in a cultivated field surrounding the extant cemetery.


"It Stands on High Ground": LiDAR, Viewsheds, and Vistas at Custis Square, Williamsburg, Virginia (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Aaron C Lovejoy. Crystal A Castleberry. Jack A Gary.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Returning to Colonial Williamsburg (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Excavating Experience: Exploring Delhi’s mid-century housing through literature and streetscape survey


It Takes A Village: Archaeology And Community At Camp Security (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John T. Crawmer. Jane C. Skinner. Nicholas Zeitlin.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Paper / Report Submission (General Sessions)" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Camp Security was a Revolutionary War prison camp that housed as many as 1,800 British POWs. Efforts to locate residential areas in the complex have been ongoing sporadically since the 1970s, but the exact location of the camp stockade is still unknown. In this paper, we explore the effectiveness of previous methodologies and...


Long Dead But Not Forgotten: The Hidden Details of Rural Family Cemeteries (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kerry Gonzalez. Anita Dodd.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Paper / Report Submission (General Sessions)" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Rural family cemeteries are ubiquitous across the United States and, while they have been intensively studied, there is still a great deal to learn about these resources from an archaeological and burial practice perspective. Rural family cemeteries can also reflect the economic, social, ethnic and cultural heritage of a...


Looking Back to Move Forward: Urban Renewal, Salvage Archaeology, and Historical Reckoning in Alexandria, Virginia (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tatiana Niculescu.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Archaeology of Urban Dissonance: Violence, Friction, and Change" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Dissent over what merits preservation and what constitutes progress undergird Alexandria Archaeology’s establishment. Our program is rooted in the urban renewal movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In demolishing several blocks and removing people of color and poor whites from the City’s downtown, officials hoped to...


Mapping Minisink: An Ambiguous Center in New Netherland (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marian E Leech.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "More than Pots and Pipes: New Netherland and a World Made by Trade" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This paper explores the many meanings of Minisink, a Munsee region stretching from the Delaware Water Gap to Port Jervis, New York. Usually thought to mean "at the island," Minisink was a major Native center since at least the start of the Late Woodland Period and well into the mid-eighteenth century. The...


"Monument City": The Socio-Spatial Violence of Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only C. Lorin Brace VI.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Archaeology of Urban Dissonance: Violence, Friction, and Change" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. As monuments celebrating the Confederacy have come down in cities across the country in recent months, following the protests sparked by the police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and numerous other Black Americans, debates have raged over the country’s legacies of slavery and racism. Some argue that...


"Of Use and Ornament": Completing the First Phase of Landscape Restoration at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric Proebsting.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Current Research on Virginia Plantations: Reexamining Historic Landscapes" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. A key focus of the long-term archaeological work that has taken place at Poplar Forest has included developing a highly-detailed contextual understanding of Jefferson’s retreat home and plantation. Over the past decade, research and restoration efforts associated with the carriage circle, ornamental...