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12,240 Square Feet; The 1740 Fire and Disaster at the Household Scale in Colonial Charleston (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah E Platt.

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. In 1770, the Provost-Marshal of the city of Charlestown (now Charleston, SC) advertised the land of a former gunsmith as for sale in The South Carolina Gazette. The valuable lot, situated in the center of the oldest part of the city, was described as “fifty-one feet, more or less” on front and in depth “two...


Addressing the Curation Crisis through Research in University Legacy Collections (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elanor Sonderman.

Despite their critical importance, the care and management of archaeological collections has not always been at the forefront of the discipline’s overall methodology or federal and state regulations that are intended to mitigate harm to those resources. A seminal paper by Marquardt et al. (1982) argued for the existence of a crisis in the curation of archaeological collections. Marquardt, et al. (1982) as well as Childs (1995, 2003) and Sonderman (1996) highlight the ethical responsibility to...


Becoming Historic? Reassessing the Significance of Mid-Twentieth Century Debris in Nineteenth Century Cellars (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lori C. (1,2) Thompson. Jeffrey Glover.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Boxed but not Forgotten Redux or: How I Learned to Stop Digging and Love Old Collections" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) archaeological collection has been providing students and faculty at Georgia State University (GSU) the chance to reinvestigate aspects of Atlanta’s past through this large legacy collection. Almost 500 boxes of material were excavated in...


Cross-craft Overlaps in Materials and Symbolism: Insights from Legacy Crucibles from the Great Zimbabwe Archive (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shadreck Chirikure.

The legacy collections from Great Zimbabwe (CE1000-1700) emanated from uncontrolled treasure hunting expeditions of the late 19th and early 20th century and the sporadic professional digs conducted at various points throughout the twentieth century. As a result of this colorful history, most materials from the site are scattered in different archives where they are gathering dust with little or no research being performed. This contribution discusses a technological and typological analysis of...


Discovery Through Rehabilitation: The Betty Veatch Potomac Creek Collection (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin Cagney.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Boxed but not Forgotten Redux or: How I Learned to Stop Digging and Love Old Collections" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2017, archaeologists at American University in Washington, D.C. rediscovered the Betty Veatch collection sitting forgotten in the lab— boxes of prehistoric and historic artifacts alongside Veatch’s personal journals, field logs, and photographs from her 1970s-1980s surveys. After an...


Emergence and Evolution of a Colonial Urban Economy: Charleston, South Carolina (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Carla Hadden. John G. Jones. Sarah Platt. Laurie Reitsema. Elizabeth J. Reitz. Hayden Smith. Martha Zierden.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Boxed but not Forgotten Redux or: How I Learned to Stop Digging and Love Old Collections" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. We explore the emergence and evolution of a colonial urban center from the perspective of its animal economy in order to clarify relationships between rural and urban societies and the impact of those relationships on colonial environments.The project expands upon long-term studies of...


Ethical Consumption and Archaeological Ethics: a case study in the responsible treatment of cultural collections and the resulting lessons learned (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather McDaniel.

The backlog of curated archaeological collections can be overwhelming; and the notion of taking on another’s "work" can seem very daunting and at times, considering who the "other" might be, down right intimidating. So many variables add to the challenge of assuming the responsibility of a curated collection, but they also offer great potential for personal, academic and professional growth. It is the prospect, after all, of finding the missing piece to the puzzle and making sense of the...


Excavating the Collections: Redefining Archaeological Practice in the 21st Century through Utilizing Existing Assemblages (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ann Stansell.

The Northridge Archaeological Research Center (NARC), which began as a student club on the campus of San Fernando Valley State College in 1969, was involved in more than 800 cultural resource management projects throughout Southern California before falling inactive in 1996. Accessibility of the collections has been variable over the years. In recent years however, these legacy collections which are now housed at and administered by the Anthropological Research Institute at California State...


Forgotten Finds: Updating Existing Collections for Modern Research (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mario Borrero.

The existing collections of our nation’s institutions hold great potential for future research and should be subject to modern scientific inquiry. If these collections are not catalogued or sorted properly, they can lie forgotten and virtually inaccessible to scholarly research. The example presented here is of a legacy collection, comprised of artifacts from the Tulare Lake area in Kings County, California. This selection is primarily of lithic tools, which represent ancient California...


Hanna’s Town: The Site, Its History, and Its Archaeology (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ben L. Ford.

Hanna’s Town, the first English court west of the Allegheny Mountains, was an important political and economic center in western Pennsylvania from 1769 until it was burned by a party of Seneca and English in 1782. After its destruction, the site was farmed for 150 years before it was acquired by Westmoreland County and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the past four decades a variety of professional, academic, and amateur archaeologists have excavated the site, generating...


The Hopewell Problem: A Discussion of Digital Methods for Legacy Collections at Hopewell Mound Group (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Margaret Robinson.

The Hopewell culture was a unique explosion of cultural practices characterized by monumental earthwork construction, elaborate funerary practices and extensive exchange networks of exotic materials. The presence of these monumental burial mounds and earthwork structures on the Midwest landscape captured the interest of the earliest American archaeologists resulting in extensive archaeological excavations in the late 19th and early 20th century. The vast legacy collections that resulted from...


Introducing "Envisioning and Re-envisioning Arctic Archaeology: The Enduring Legacies of J. Louis Giddings (1909-1964)" (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kevin Smith. Douglas Anderson.

J. Louis Giddings' (1909-1964) pioneering archaeological research in the Arctic integrated natural science perspectives with archaeological investigations, ethnographic and folkloric research, collaboration with indigenous communities, and experimentation with cutting-edge methods. He introduced dendrochronology and dendroclimatology to Arctic archaeology, developed the concept of "beach ridge archaeology"—using the sequential formation of maritime beach ridges to date relatively archaeological...


Legacy Collections in Public Education (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elisabeth Rareshide.

Not all legacy collections are forgotten in dusty boxes. Some find new life in public education, offering non-archaeologists tangible connections to the past. Integrating legacy artifact and document collections with effective education techniques provides the opportunity to engage children and adults in archaeology. Through the case study of developing an interactive educational tour about pre-Contact Chumash at the Leonis Adobe Museum in Calabasas, this paper explores practical concerns...