French Colonial (Other Keyword)

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Comparative Analysis Of Waterscreening Soil From A French Colonial Living Floor In St. Charles, Missouri (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Steve Dasovich.

Excavations collected approximately 14.4 cubic meters of a hard-packed living floor from a Fremch Colonial outbuilding for waterscreening (from 23SC2101).  This paper will discuss the partial analysis of the materials and information recovered from this mass soil collection process and draw broad conclusions about the efforts usefullness.  


Digging Into French Colonial St. Louis (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Deseray Helton. Michael J. Meyer. Sue Olson.

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.                  Beginning in 2013, the Missouri Department of Transportation began conducting archaeological investigations for proposed highway improvements in downtown St. Louis. Known now as the Poplar Street Bridge Project, these ongoing investigations encompass the Madam Haycraft (23SL2334),...


Excavating St. Louis: French Colonial and Urban Archaeology (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rachel Campbell. Michael Meyer.

The history of the city of St Louis, Missouri begins with the arrival of the French and spans over 250 years of development into the large urban center of today. The original settlement was thought to have been destroyed by the expansion of the city; however, recent excavations by the Missouri Department of Transportation at the Madame Haycraft Site (23SL2334) have discovered intact French colonial occupations in the heart of downtown. Work here has uncovered a large poteaux-en-terre French...


Foodways in the 18th Century Mississippi Valley (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meredith Hardy. Elizabeth M Scott.

Archaeological investigations up and down the Mississippi River Valley have produced a wealth of information about the ways people in French and Spanish colonies identified, obtained, and consumed food. Evidence regarding the maintenance of tradition and the emergence of new practice is found in the remains of foods and the wares used to prepare and serve them. In this paper, we present these practices from sites along the expanse of the Mississippi River, highlighting their differences and...


The Gunflints of St. Charles: A General Analysis of Their Characteristics (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sadie S Dasovich.

23SC2101 is a multi-component site with French Colonial through 20th-Century domestic occupations. A number of gunflints have been located throughout the site. The site is located in an urban area and many of the upper levels have suffered from severe disturbance. Based off the shape and color of these gunflints, this poster will suggest the weapon types the gunflints may have been used in and the geographic areas from which the flints were sourced. Analysis of the wear-patterning will also be...


Kathleen Gilmore and the Archaeological Investigations of La Salle’s Fort St. Louis in Texas (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jim Bruseth.

Archaeological investigations at La Salle’s 1685-89 Fort St. Louis in Texas (41VT4) were conducted in 1950 by the Texas Memorial Museum and again in 1999-2002 by the Texas Historical Commission.  Kathleen Gilmore analyzed the artifacts from the 1950 excavations and identified the site as the location of the French colony of Fort St. Louis.  The 1999-2002 further confirmed this assessment and recovered much information about a Spanish presidio built over the French settlement.  Kathleen was a...


The Relationship Between Colonial French and Native American Artifacts at the Louis Blanchette Site, 23SC2101 (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicole M. Weber.

23SC2101, also known as the Louis Blanchette Site in St. Charles, Missouri, is a multi-component site with both French Colonial and Native American levels. Lindenwood University discovered two outbuildings on the site, and two Native American features. Field schools partially excavated the floors of the outbuildings, discovering what are probably Native American artifacts in one of these.  The Native American artifacts found at the site are possibly linked to Blanchette’s Native American wife,...


Sex in a Cup: Feminist Dilemmas in French Chocolate (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn E Sampeck.

This paper considers the intertwining of chocolate-related material culture, representation in paintings and drawings, gender, and recipes across the colonial French Atlantic world. During the eighteenth century, chocolate moved from being an exotic luxury to a daily necessity. In fact, chocolate was one of the crucial items that Loyalist escapees from the French Revolution asked for when they moved to French Azilum in Pennsylvania. During this time, chocolate also became increasingly gendered,...


What Lies Beneath: An Analysis of Historic Ceramics Found at 23SC2101, a Multi-Component Historic Site. (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Grace I. Smith. Steve Dasovich.

23SC2101 is a multi-component site with French Colonial through 20th century domestic occupations.  Multiple projects located ceramics from all time periods and all levels of excavation.  The site is in an urban area and many of the upper levels have suffered from severe disturbance. Besides the normal analysis of socio-economic status and site function, the analysis of ceramic date ranges by level may help to determine how severe the disturbance has been.  Information on disturbance is often...


"What’s This Doing There": Archaeological Evidence of the St. Louis Barter Economy (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael J. Meyer.

This is an abstract from the "From Iliniwek to Ste Genevieve: Early Commerce along the Mississippi" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Beginning in 2013, excavations conducted by the Missouri Department of Transportation have identified buildings associated with six different properties dating to the late 1700s, but it is the latest finds that have generated the greatest interest. Excavations conducted in the winter and spring of 2017 revealed the...


Zooarchaeology and Commerce at the Old Village of St. Louis: An Examination of the Berger Site (23SL2402) (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Terrance Martin.

This is an abstract from the "From Iliniwek to Ste Genevieve: Early Commerce along the Mississippi" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Since 2013, Missouri Department of Transportation archaeologists have investigated grounds that are being impacted by rehabilitation of the Poplar Street Bridge in downtown St. Louis, an area that was part of the original village that was platted in 1764. Late in 2016, excavations at the Berger site revealed possible...