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"And Fill It Solidly With Brushwood and Earth or Such of Them As Would Suit Him Best": 18th and 19th Century Landmaking in Alexandria, VA (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tatiana Niculescu.

This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Like many other port cities of the time, Alexandria, Virginia’s waterfront changed drastically over the course of the 18th and 19th centuries. Recent excavations at the Robinson Landing site, along with previous work along the waterfront provide valuable data on how early Alexandrians created land to...


Conquest of the South Sea: The Long-Term Historical Archaeology of the Port of Huatulco, Mexico (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Danny Zborover.

In April of 1522, Pedro de Alvarado conquered and claimed the Port of Huatulco in the name of the Spanish King Carlos V. Among the best natural harbors on the Pacific Ocean, Huatulco soon became the main port-of-trade for the Hapsburgian Empire between New Spain, Central America, and Peru up until the late 16th century. But this conquest was only one of many-- and one of the last-- of such dramatic cycles of domination and colonialization in southern Mexico. Drawing from Indigenous documents...


Indianola, The Forgotten Gateway to Western Texas: A Proposed Plan of Archaeological Investigation, Preservation, and Outreach (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Samuel M Cuellar.

The port of Indianola once served as the Gulf Coast's western terminus, providing the shortest overland routes to the Pacific Coast and access to countless European and American immigrants settling west Texas. By 1871, Indianola was second only to Galveston in the size and traffic of its port. Success was short lived, however. Two successive hurricanes in 1875 and 1886 destroyed the city, causing its widescale distruction and abandonment.  Despite a rich, important history, Indianola has not...


An Intracoastal Waterway and Trading Port System in Prehispanic Northwest Yucatán, Mexico (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anthony Andrews. Fernando Robles.

Archaeological and historical research along the northwest coast of the Yucatán peninsula during the last half century have led to a preliminary reconstruction of a 200 km-long navigable intracoastal waterway between the Celestun estuary and Dzilám de Bravo during the Classic period. Along this waterway are remains of settlements, ports, and port complexes that supported an extensive trade network that connected northern Yucatan to more distant trade networks to the south, via the coast of...


Overland Trade in the Central Maya Lowlands: the View from Trinidad de Nosotros, El Petén, Guatemala (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Moriarty. Ellen Moriarty.

Although the largest Classic Maya political capitals are frequently assumed to have served as the critical nodes in long-distance trade networks, empirical data from decades of research suggest that ancient Maya trade was more nuanced in its organization. This paper presents a view on Maya trade from the perspective of Trinidad de Nosotros, a port on Guatemala's Lake Petén Itzá. Trinidad's position, astride overland trade routes and intermediate between these routes and a major political...


Reconstructing the Waterfront: An Archaeological Examination of Washington, North Carolina’s Nineteenth Century Port (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William T. Nassif.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Landscapes Above and Below in Southern Contexts (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The purpose of this paper is to gather historical and archaeological data to illuminate potential relationships between economic trends in the construction of wharf structures and enhance our understanding of the multitude of factors that drive the growth and decline of port communities. To do this, the...


Recovering the Landscape of an Abandoned Town in Port Tobacco, Maryland (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah A. Grady. Esther D. Read.

During the eighteenth century, Port Tobacco was a bustling port town located along the Port Tobacco River in Charles County, Maryland. Today it is a small village with few surviving structures and no commercial establishments. Between 2008 and 2011, systematic archaeological survey of the town defined the locations of many of the town’s early buildings. We recently began a new phase of research within the remains of a print shop. Our current excavation builds on earlier work and allows us to...


Return To The 'Queen City of the West': Preliminary Investigations at the Port of Indianola, Texas (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Samuel M Cuellar.

Indianola, Texas was the commercial gem of the western Gulf of Mexico during the height of its existence, from the late 1850s until its abandonment in 1887. Responsible for much of the commerce entering western Texas and the western territories via the Gulf of Mexico, Indianola has been largely overlooked archaeologically, despite a high potential for the presence of a significant amount of cultural materials.  A team of archaeologists from Texas A&M University, the Institute of Nautical...