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Can Economic Concepts Be Used To More Effectively Raise Awareness And Value Of Underwater Cultural Heritage? (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chris Underwood.

During the past twenty years, the UK among other countries has undergone a period of urban and social regeneration. As part of this process maritime environments including historic ships have been integrated into harbour and coastal redevelopments, with tourism and social wellbeing considered key components. But, has underwater cultural heritage (UCH) formed a part? The most obvious is the Mary Rose along with smaller collections housed in larger institutions. Acknowledging that innovative...


Conceptualizing Early Pottery Value in the Petén Lakes of Guatemala (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine South.

Research projects focused on the Middle Preclassic period (1000-350 BC) in the Maya lowlands continue to enhance our understanding of the social, economic, and political lives of early Maya people. The emergence of status differentiation during this time is recognized through different components of the archaeological record, including the presence of prestige goods. While exotic goods such as jade, marine shell, and pyrite mirrors are typically recognized as indicators of social status, the...


Glass Reflecting Value: a multi-disciplinary study of Roman glass from Karanis, Egypt (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Angela Susak Pitzer.

This multi-disciplinary study of glass from Karanis, Egypt combines archaeological, chemical compositional data, ethnoarchaeology, and historical insights to assess how objects were valued in the ancient world. The the selection of raw materials is investigated through onsite portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) spectrometry analysis of recently excavated Karanis glass dating primarily to the late Roman period (4th-6th centuries CE). Quantitative analysis of these data informed by pXRF and...


Invisible Value: Steatite in the Faience Complexes of the Indus Valley Tradition (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Miller.

Faience (composition, frit or siliceous paste) was widespread, special, and yet everyday across much of Eurasia for well over a millennium, yet hardly known today. These materials were made with many different recipes and production methods, but there is an unusual, apparently unique, variation in faience composition for some objects in the Indus. Some siliceous paste objects include steatite fragments, invisible on the surface and requiring laboratory analysis for detection. These could be...


The Materiality of Authority: I7th Century Native Leadership in Colonial New England through the Lens of Value Theory (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathleen Bragdon.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The practices of men and women leaders in Native Southern New England pose a number of interesting questions for scholars interested in the intersection of materiality and value. In the 17th and early 18th century, Native leaders claimed authority through descent, colonial patronage, and/or religious practice. Central to their success moreover, was...


A Model for Analyzing Ship and Cargo Abandonment Using Economic and Utilitarian Values (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chelsea R. Freeland.

The Civil War shipwreck Modern Greece serves as an example in the development of a theoretical model to analyze value as a means of interpreting shipwreck and cargo abandonment. This model outlines a set of multiple hypotheses to test the economic and utilitarian values associated with the abandonment of a large volume of blockade-runner cargo from this vessel. This project identifies the possibilities for expanding this theoretical framework to address the abandonment of shipwrecks, cargos, and...


Re-evaluating Wampum: Wearing Wealth in Native Southern New England (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathleen Bragdon.

For more than fifty years, scholars have been debating the role of the shell "currency" known as wampum (wampampeag), which began to circulate among the Native societies of New England in the seventeenth century, stimulated by the Dutch and English fur trade in the region. Following an assessment of current scholarship on the Dutch in New England in the early contact era, this paper further explores the role that wampum played within Native societies as a symbol of wealth, as well as its...


Value and Impact: The New Philanthropy and Funding Archaeology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Gould.

In an era of globally declining government funding for culture, including archaeology and heritage, the philanthropic sector will loom increasingly important to funding this discipline. Major philanthropic organizations and individual philanthropists increasingly are seeking to define and measure the impact of the causes they fund. That "impact" may be social, economic, political or cultural, but in all cases the essential element is a set of clearly defined impact metrics. This change in...


Weaving people and places: A long-term term perspective on obsidian circulation and social value in NW Argentina (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Marisa Lazzari. Marina Sprovieri.

The south-central Andes have a very rich record of long-distance circulation of things, animals, and people, the origins of which can be traced to the earliest hunting-gathering societies that occupied the territory ca 9600BP. We summarize the available information on obsidian circulation resulting from nearly three decades of research in the area, with a particular focus on the Calchaquí valleys area of north western Argentina (NWA) from early sedentary settlements until the Inca...