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Archaeological Epistemology and Praxis: Multidimensional Context (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Vivian James.

This paper builds on ideas expressed by Taylor (1948) and Schiffer (1988) to argue that there is a foundational theory in archaeology that is pervasive, definitive, and underlies all archaeological epistemology and praxis. It is so basic an idea that it is thought of as an assumption rather than a theory, yet it is a major contribution from archaeology to scientific knowledge and practice. This theory is "context," which goes far beyond the three dimensions of object-space-time advocated by...


Exotic consumption: the character and changes in significance of Chinese porcelain used in 18th-century Copenhagen. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Rikke Søndergaard Kristensen.

The Danish Asiatic Company was founded in Copenhagen in 1732. Direct trade with China was now possible and Copenhageners gained easier access to exotic goods. The Copenhageners could now see themselves as part of a globalized network of metropoles.  In their daily life, Copenhageners were able to express familiarity with other cultures and thus express a new kind of knowledge and status. How broadly did this fascination with exotic cultures extend within the population? New investigations...


Make Context Great Again: Reconnecting Context with the Archaeological Record (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Garrett R (1,2) Fesler.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Digging Deep: Close Engagement with the Material World" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Each archaeological site contains a tangible archaeological record, meaning the commingled artifacts, features, and soils that form contexts and proveniences at each site are unique and in fact existed in three dimensions in space and time. Beyond the physical description and recordation of these contexts, everything...


My Father's Things (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hein B. Bjerck.

In the morning of April 5 2009 my father died; he was almost 86 years old. He lived alone, was in good health, and died suddenly. The confrontation with his silenced house was perhaps the worst moment of all. It was here, amidst his material realm, that I could see for myself that he was gone. At the same time, I realized that I had lost more than my father. My father’s home was changed into a material construction.  The human component – my dad – was the coherent force that had kept this...


A Path Less Traveled: An 18th-Century Historic Archaeological Context as Alternative Mitigation of the Reedy Island Cart Road Site (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ian Burrow. Patrick Harshbarger.

The alternative mitigation for the Reedy Island Cart Road Site envisions a historic context that will provide a capstone synthesis for evaluating the significance of 18th-century archaeological resources in southern New Castle County. During the U.S. Route 301 project the Reedy Island and Bohemia Cart Roads have emerged as important archaeological features; the cart roads link heretofore unrecognized 18th-century resources, mainly small dwelling and nucleated farm sites, to a trans-peninsular...


Urban material culture in Copenhagen in the post medieval period (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lene Høst-Madsen.

Refuse dumps in Copenhagen comprise a broad variety of imports from abroad and show that the new world did indeed influence a small capital like Copenhagen in the post-medieval period. The archaeological finds are unique in an international perspective. Well-preserved leather, textile, hair and other organic components supplement the common ceramic material. The finds from several large post-medieval waterfront excavations form a very strong archaeological source material for urban material...


When Time Has Run Out: Using Space And Form To Build Context (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Julia A King.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Digging Deep: Close Engagement with the Material World" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. What does one do with artifacts recovered from disturbed proveniences? Or with artifacts recovered almost a hundred years ago and now sitting in museum collections? Are reasonable, responsible inferences possible? Space and form may help achieve what lost levels cannot: this paper considers the case of the mysterious...