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97 Acres, Deep Cisterns and a Pit Filled with Over 2,000 Beer Bottles: Challenges in Urban Archaeology Through the Investigation of the NGA West Site (23SL2393) (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Meredith M Hawkins Trautt.

The new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will be constructed on 97 acres within a former working-class neighborhood in North St. Louis. It was clear from the beginning, for various reasons, that a traditional cultural resource study was not feasible. This presentation will outline the methodological approaches that led to the identification and mitigation of the NGA West Site (23SL2393), the challenges encountered during the laboratory analysis, and ongoing research questions in...

The Creation of a Comparative Resource for 1000 BCE – 1600 CE Indiana Ceramics (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Catherine Qualls. Leslie Drane.

This poster explains the work being conducted for the creation of a booklet about the Indiana (and likely surrounding states) ceramic types and varieties from approximately 1000 BCE – 1600 CE. We anticipate this booklet being utilized as a field guide and a comparative resource for those studying pre-Columbian people in the area. Because archaeologists so often encounter unfamiliar types and hybrid ceramic formations, this resource could be extremely beneficial for any researchers studying...

Dendrochronological Dating of a Burned Native American Structure at Fort Ouiatenon, Indiana (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Michael Strezewski. Darrin Rubino.

While dendrochronology has been used successfully to date standing historic period structures in the Midwest, its application in archaeological contexts has been limited. Recently, a large Native American structure was partially excavated from a village area adjacent to Fort Ouiatenon, in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The wigwam-like structure was circular and 6.2 meters in diameter. Though Native American occupation of the Fort Ouiatenon vicinity is known from ca. 1709 through 1791, very few...

New Ceramic Economic Indices for the Historical Archaeology of the Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Centuries (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Jennifer A. Rideout. Elizabeth A. Sobel.

Since the 1980s, historical archaeologists have productively used Miller's ceramic economic indices (CEIs) to quantify ceramic expenditure patterns. However, the Miller CEIs are suited primarily to antebellum assemblages. This temporal limit is problematic, constraining our use of ceramics to investigate postbellum economics and consumerism. We redress this problem by presenting a new set of CEIs, which we created expressly for ceramics manufactured between 1880 and 1929, by gathering ceramic...

Preliminary Results of the Madam Haycraft Site (23SL2334), City of St. Louis, Missouri (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Meredith M Hawkins Trautt.

During improvements to the Poplar Street Bridge in the City of St. Louis, Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) uncovered the Madam Haycraft (23SL2334) and Louis Beaudoin sites in 2012.  The Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis, Inc. excavated portions of the Madam Haycraft site in the winter of 2013/2014, which included features associated with a mid-19th century oyster bar and a domestic building.  Although archaeological investigations continue to be conducted at...

Reconstructing Daily Life in Little Flat Creek Valley (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Emma L Verstraete.

The early nineteenth century was tumultuous for Barry County in southwest Missouri. Originally made up of unclaimed acreage and the land grants for the Osage and Delaware Native American tribes, the area was redefined as a county when Missouri reached statehood in 1821 and then later divided into four smaller counties. Through all of these boundary changes the Little Flat Creek Valley was occupied nearly continuously, first by native tribes and later by Phillip Marbut and his family....

Through the Lens: Photographic Recordation of the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Excavations (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Emma D. Richards. Willa C. Richards.

Photography is an integral part of the archeological recordation process. This paper compares and contrasts the photographic methods of the 1991/1992 Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery (MCPFC) excavations and the 2013 MCPFC excavations. In each case, the photographic record preserves the original burial context and is useful for analysis after that context is destroyed. The differences between the photographic methods of the 1991/92 excavations and the 2013 excavations represent not only...

Well, Shoot: Firearm Target Practice as a Recreational Activity on a Rural 19th Century Homestead (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Abigail K Kindler.

On a poor and rural homestead, an approximated late 19th century tin enamel bucket was found with numerous bullet holes of varying calibers and trajectories. With ammunition costing money the family may or may not have had, what was the purpose of this bucket besides target practice? With very little information on target practice as a possible recreational pastime, the sport could have been done by both men and women, young and old, infrequently or quite commonly. Both experimental archaeology...

You Don’t Find Jack: Archaeological Investigations at Two Rural, Nineteenth Century Midwest School Houses (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT John D. Richards.

The archaeology of rural one-room school houses is part of the larger archaeological enterprise of the study of institutions, but remains relatively undeveloped. In large part this is due to the often frustratingly incomplete archaeological and historical records associated with these resources. As a result, these sites rarely conform to the criteria needed to be potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. It is thus often impossible to either preserve such...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America