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Archaeology as Anthropology: Chaîne Operatoire and the Analysis of Contemporary Technologies (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lauren Herckis.

The application of archaeological methods to modern contexts is an emergent trend in cultural anthropology. This paper presents a case study of chaîne opératoire methodologies in the analysis of modern technologies. New materialist ontologies and digital archaeologies offer powerful tools for understand the past. Behavioral archaeologists apply method and theory to relationships between people and things in all times. Dawdy, McGuire and others address the current archaeological turn in...


Commemorative Hauntings: Race, Ghosts, And Material Culture At A Civil War Prison Camp (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Julia King.

Ghosts and other spectral forms have a history of use as literary devices for safely ‘remembering’ particularly traumatic events. Beyond the literary, in the everyday, lived world of the vernacular, ghost stories can also reveal trauma—what geographer Steve Pile refers to as a "fractured emotional geography cut across by shards of pain, loss, and injustice." Like ruins, ghosts and other haunted places are often about coming to terms with grief and with loss. Nowhere is that more true than at...


Emergent Materialities of 19th c. Nipmuc Basketry (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Law Pezzarossi.

This paper examines a collection of iron artifacts from the Sarah Burnee/Sarah Boston Site, a late 18th- and early 19th-century Nipmuc homestead in Grafton, Massachusetts. While the objects recovered have a broad range of purposes, the assemblage is assessed for its utility in the practice of woodsplint basketmaking, an emerging Indigenous industry in 19th-century New England, and the purported trade of one of the homestead’s inhabitants. Native woodsplint baskets were valued by Anglo-American...


The Greek House that America Built: Remittance Archaeology in the Global South (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kostis Kourelis.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. A quarter of the working-age male population of Greece migrated to the U.S. between 1900 and 1915. Remittances sent home made up a third of Greece’s gross domestic product that was invested in the construction of rural houses, schools, and churches. Many of these villages were destroyed during the Second World War and the Greek Civil War or were depopulated in the mass urbanization...


Shards of the Atlantic: Sweden and 17th-Century Colonialism (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jonas Nordin.

This paper deals with expressions of colonialism and colonial ideology in 17th-century Sweden in the light of the New Sweden Colony in the Delaware Valley 1638–55 and contacts between Native Americans and Swedes and their exchange of material culture. Furthermore, the paper traces some of the objects in Sweden and discusses their meaning and use in the new context. An object-biographical approach underlines the complexity and relevance of material things in a colonial situation, in the colonies...


The Stagville Plantation Stores: Shopping in the Shadow of the Big House (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anna Agbe-Davies.

The Bennehan-Cameron family fortune started with a single store in the 18th-century North Carolina Piedmont.  Over several generations, their wealth expanded to include the ownership of up to 900 individuals, scattered across many farms in several states.  This paper examines the intersection between these two spheres: an emergent consumer society and the institution of slavery.  People owned by the Bennehans, Camerons, and their neighbors are among the purchasers enumerated in daybooks and...