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Cultural Landscapes

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An Andean Mountain Shrine: The Case of Balconcillo de Avillay, Huarochiri (Lima, Peru) (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bryan Núñez Aparcana. Jorge Rodríguez Morales. Raúl Zambrano Anaya.

One of the characteristics of ritual practices in the Andean Society is the presence of shrines in top of mountains related to local deities. These shrines formed part of ancient cultural landscapes that involved settlements, farmlands, cemeteries, and even complex road systems. Most of these ritual spaces are not regularly present in the archaeological record, yet they are frequently mentioned in etno-historical accounts. This study presents a preliminary analysis of a shrine located in the...


Consuming the French New World (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Scott.

All of France’s New World colonies were based on relationships with particular geographies, from eastern New France, to the western Great Lakes, to the Illinois Country, to Lower Louisiana and the Caribbean, according to the particular products and resources wanted by the Crown, which may be thought of as the ultimate "consumer" of French colonial landscapes. Colonists and French descendant communities engaged with these different landscapes for both commercial and family subsistence purposes....


The Cultural Interaction Between Reverend Peter Dougherty And The Ottawa And Chippewa Indians Of Old Mission Peninsula: 1839-1852. (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kerri Finlayson.

The Peter Dougherty Society archaeological project is a collaboration between the Peter Dougherty Society and North Central Michigan College, both located in northern lower Michigan. The focus of this collaboration has been on the restoration of the mission house and archaeological excavations of the privy and barn. In 1839, Reverend Peter Dougherty was sent to the Grand Traverse Region to establish a church and school for the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. The archaeological site consists of what...


Cultural Resources Report for the Exchange of P & V Enterprise Selected Public Lands, Phase III (1995)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah C. Cunkelman.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Current Paleoindian Research in Sonora (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Guadalupe Sanchez Miranda. Ismael Sanchez-Morales. John Carpente.

This is an abstract from the "The Paleoindian Southwest" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Archaeological investigations over the past 15 years have revealed that approximately 13,000 years ago the northern half of the state of Sonora was an important and significant Clovis territory. Currently, 140 Clovis projectile point have been documented within Sonora; 50 as isolated finds and 90 having been recovered from six sites. A variety of site contexts...


Earning Their Living: Archaeologies of Ideation, Ritual, and Agricultural Practice in the Southwestern Pueblo Landscape (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kurt F. Anschuetz. Richard I. Ford.

Agriculture among the northern Southwest’s Pueblo communities traditionally and historically was more than merely an economic activity through which the people "made their living." Steeped in ritual and informed by principles of stewardship, spiritual ecology, and ensoulment that explicate their orientation within the Natural World and their obligations to the Supernatural World, indigenous agricultural practice was literally and figuratively a key element in each individual’s everyday...


The first cultural landscapes of Europe - and before... (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jan Kolen.

Cultural landscapes appear relatively late in the human history. In Europe, between c. 40-20.000 BP, people for the first time seem to have transformed (parts of) their environment intentionally on a significant spatial scale in order to make places and areas "fit" for future activities. Already between 40.000 and 30.000 BP, prominent natural formations and hidden places were marked with signs and symbols to enable distant communication. From c. 25.000 BP onwards, on-site constructions, such as...


The Hindquarters of God, Seeing the Sacred in a Landscape: (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Thomas Sanders.

The Hindquarters of God, Seeing the Sacred in a Landscape: As the needs of our expanding society increasingly refashion our natural environment, we struggle to maintain healthy habitats and our sacred places. Archaeologists, land developers, lawmakers, theologians, and indigenous practioners of traditional spirituality all struggle with conflicting views of what do we mean when we declare that something is sacred and how do we recognize and preserve sacred places. The burning questions at...


Historical Archaeology And The Battle Of Cedar Creek (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Clarence Geier.

On October 19, 1864 the massive Union encampment of General Philip Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah underwent a surprise attack by the Confederate Army of the Valley commanded by Gen. Jubal Early.  What was an initial Confederate success became an overwhelming Union victory which resulted in Union control of the agricultural wealth of the Shenandoah Valley through the remainder of the war.  Diverse projects in historical archaeology have been conducted across lands included in the Cedar Creek...


Living Landscapes and Moving Cultures (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jezelle Zatorski. Keli Watson.

Culturally Modified Trees (CMTs) in the Central Interior of British Columbia are well known and extensively documented. While there are several types of CMTs, the most common in the interior, by far, are barked stripped Lodgepole Pine for the purpose of cambium collection as a food resource. The majority of the discussion and analysis of CMTs is field-based and primarily focuses on scar identification to determine cultural origin, dating methods, mapping and describing locales where large...


Memorandum: Basic Historical Principles Which Should Be Considered in the Preparation and Execution of Landscape-Principles at the Mission of La Purisima Concepcion. In Mission LA Purisima Concepcion, California, By Russell Ewing (1937)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Russell Ewing.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Movement as an Acoma Way of Life: An Archaeology of the Pueblo's Pathways and Impressions (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Damian Garcia. Kurt F. Anschuetz.

Throughout its history, the Pueblo of Acoma has been a community on the move. Even after having located their promised homeland—Haak'u, the "place prepared"—at the conclusion of a journey that began at Shipap, the "place of emergence," Acoma’s people have continued to move. With Sky City at its center, the people have engaged with their landscape in choreographed seasonal, interannual, and multigenerational movements informed by three tenets of Acoma’s traditional stewardship: Rest, Renew,...


Phase I Archaeological Investigation of the Clopper Road Bridge Replacment, Leitersburg District, Washington County, Maryland (2001)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Anderson Comer.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Post-Industrial Placemaking: The Keweenaw Time Traveler and Community-Engaged Historical GIS (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Fayen Scarlett. Don Lafrenier. John Arnold.

Placemaking in post-industrial communities often becomes contested due to issues of conflicting memory, lack of economic resources, collective mistrust, and the problems of environmental degradation. A historical spatial data infrastructure known as the Keweenaw Time Traveler offers an interactive public-participatory platform to promote the health, both cultural and economic, of Michigan’s remote post-industrial mining region. This online GIS-based historical atlas breaks down traditional...


Sacred Stone, Sacred Land: A Traditional Native American Quarry Cultural Landscape (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne S. Dowd.

The Pipestone National Monument, created August 25, 1937, attracts people to mine its catlinite rock containing traces of iron-rich hematite giving it a red hue. The living cultural landscape preserved as a National Monument in southwestern Minnesota is 301 acres, but its modern constituency extends far beyond these borders. In ancient times, raw material from the Sioux Quartzite Formation traveled long distances as well. Archaeological research in combination with ethnography and descendent...


Scandinavian Colonialism in Sápmi and Sámi Archaeology in Scandinavia - Archaeological Perspectives on Northern Colonial Landscapes and Sámi Religion in the 17th and 18th Centuries (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carl-Gösta Ojala.

Throughout the history of archaeology, the Sámi - the indigenous people in northernmost Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia - have been treated as the "Others", in relation to the national identities and histories. In recent decades, however, a field of Sámi archaeology has emerged, parallel with Sámi ethnic and cultural revitalization movements. Today, archaeologists in Sápmi face many ethical and political challenges, including conflicts over land and cultural...


The Spatial Violence of Colonialism (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn E Sampeck.

A variant of symbolic and structural violence can be termed "spatial violence".  Colonial reordering of space, expressed as civilizing, moral order, created iniquities in power that physically prevented access to resources and segregated people into controllable spaces for achieving imperial schemes. This process treated land as one thing and its residents as something separate, objectified, commodified, and thus removable. Spatial violence in the case of many Native Americans was extreme, not...


"We have done very little investigation there; there is a great deal yet to do": The changing historic landscape of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Luke Pecoraro.

For several decades, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA) has used the benchmark year of 1799 for landscape interpretation within the estate’s historic core. Efforts to restore the grounds and dependencies have been a paramount concern, but elements such as a colonial revival garden (1930s), relic house (1928), and porters’ lodges (c. 1818) survive. Along with these features, different generations of historic plantings of trees and shrubberies and associated gravel pathways exist from the...