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Alterations in South American Oral Health Through the Colonial Period: The Story of Ancient DNA Trapped Within Dental Calculus (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Laura Weyrich. Keith Dobney. Alan Cooper.

Interpreting the evolutionary history of bacterial communities within the human body (microbiota) is key to understanding the origin of many modern diseases. The link between humans and their microbiota can also be exploited to examine and track the extent and severity of human adaptation to the environment and impacts on health. Here, we utilize a shotgun sequencing approach to examine ancient DNA preserved within dental calculus from a wide range of ancient South Americans (n=162)....


America’s ‘Haven of Health’: Health and Recreation at Turn of the Century Excelsior Springs, Missouri (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Daniel E. Pierce. Anthony Farace.

Once known as America’s "Haven of Health", the city of Excelsior Springs, Missouri was home to an estimated 40 unique mineral spring and well sites.  This collection of mineral waters is one of the largest in the world, and reputation quickly spread of their healing properties.  After the founding of the city in 1880, hundreds and thousands flocked to the area daily to enjoy the various health spas and recreational facilities.  Preliminary analysis of artifacts recovered at the Regent Spring...


Archaeological Features, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2005)
IMAGE Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc..

Photographs of archaeological features associated with residences at 112, 114, and 116 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY, excavated for the Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site.


Archaeoparasitology of Sheridan Hollow Features: Evaluation of Function and Pathogen Contamination (2005)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Karl Reinhard.

Microscopic analysis of parasitological archaeological remains from several features at the Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility site. Reinhard's report was included as an appendix to the Phase III data recovery report. The analysis covered 10 features at the site and found a variety of human-borne parasites. This study provides a comparative example to other similar studies elsewhere in Albany.


Artifact Inventory, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2005)
DATASET Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc..

Artifact inventory for Phase III at Sheridan Hollow site, Albany, NY.


Artifact Inventory, SUCF Parking Facility Archaeological Site, Albany, NY (2001)
DATASET Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc..

Artifact inventory for the SUCF Parking Garage site, Albany, NY.


At the River's Edge: Two-Hundred-Fifty Years of Albany History: Data Retrieval, SUCF Parking Structure, Maiden Lane, Albany, NY. (2002)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc..

Report of Phase III data retrieval at the SUCF 600 historic archaeological site, including subconsultant reports and artifact inventory. The report is broken up into chapters pertaining to particular elements of the block-wide site.


Biocultural Summary of the Trans-Pecos of Western Texas
DOCUMENT Citation Only Karl Reinhard. Others.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


Buffalo Soldiers, Married Soldiers, and Laundresses at Fort Davis, Texas: A Nineteenth-Century Glass Analysis of Medicinal, Health and Hygiene Vessels (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jenifer A Davis.

This paper investigates the general health practices of lower ranking military communities at Fort Davis, Texas, a nineteenth-century U.S. Army instillation. Focusing on an assemblage of glass medicinal vessels collected from sites occupied by enlisted black troops, married soldiers’ families, and army laundresses, this study considers health management practices within the changing notions of health and disease in the context of nineteenth-century medical movements, including temperance,...


"Comfort and Satisfaction to All": Excavation of a Nineteenth-Century Coffee House (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael J. Meyer.

In 2015, the Missouri Department of Transportation investigated a mid-nineteenth century property formerly known as the Racine House. From 1850 until 1872, the house operated as a coffee shop, saloon, boarding house, hotel, and general gathering place for working class men. Catering almost exclusively to French-Canadian immigrants, the Racine House was one of many such "social clubs" in this heavily-Germanic neighborhood. Recent archeological excavations uncovered a pair of features located...


Cultural Factors of Metabolic Disease in Infants and Young Children from Late Ottoman-Era Jordan (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Edwards. Megan Perry.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The site of Tell Hisban in Jordan was seasonally occupied by nomadic agropastoral tribes for over a thousand years. In the latter half of the 1800s, the Ottoman Empire instituted the Tanzimat, a series of reforms intended to solidify control over the region, including a new system of private land ownership. This new land law conflicted with traditional...


Cultural Heritage-Based Reminiscence Sessions in Open-Air Museum Settings to Enhance Well-Being of Persons with Dementia (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christen Erlingsson. Bruce Davenport. Susanne Bollerup Overgaard.

Background: The 3-year Active Ageing and Heritage in Adult Learning project (2014-17, EU Erasmus+ program) involved five open-air museums in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, UK, and Hungary. Sessions were conducted in venues matching the era of clearest memories for participating older persons with dementia (PwD), e.g., 1940-ties apartment. University researchers (Sweden, UK, & Denmark) evaluated the project. This presentation describes qualitative results. The objective was to investigate if/how...


Data Retrieval Investigation, Sheridan Hollow Parking Facility Historic Archeological Site, Albany, New York
PROJECT Uploaded by: Justin DiVirgilio

From 2003 to 2005, Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc. conducted a series of archeological investigations in advance of the construction of a parking facility in the Sheridan Hollow neighborhood of Albany, New York. The archeological examination, required by Section 14.09 of the New York State Historic Preservation Act, focused on two urban residential lots on Sheridan Avenue, occupied about 1840-1920. For most of the 19th century, the neighborhood was occupied by Irish immigrants and...


Data Retrieval, SUCF Parking Structure, Maiden Lane, Albany, New York.
PROJECT Uploaded by: Justin DiVirgilio

Hartgen conducted a Phase III data retrieval for the construction of a 600-car parking garage by the State University Construction Fund. The data retrieval focused on a city block along Albany's colonial waterfront. Archaeologists analyzed the remains of several late 18th to mid 19th-century residences and businesses built over landfill along the Hudson River. Beneath this were evidence of colonial land reclamation consisting of timber bulkheads and ricking, as well as the stockade which...


Dimensions of Health in the Andes: A Bioarchaeological Investigation of Morbidity Patterns in Mountain Landscapes (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maya B. Krause. Tiffiny A. Tung. Steve Kosiba.

This is an abstract from the "Living and Dying in Mountain and Highland Landscapes" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper uses a bioarchaeological approach to examine the morbidity profiles of highland communities in the Cusco region of Peru during the centuries that witnessed the rise, fluorescence, and demise of the Inka Empire (ca. 1300-1550 CE). Through original analysis of human skeletons from the sites of Huanacauri and Matagua and a...


Epidemiological Crisis with Imperial Collapse? Investigating the Osteological Evidence for Bacterial Infections among post-Wari Communities in the Peruvian Andes (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Nelson. Emily Sharp. Tiffiny Tung.

The socio-political decline of the Wari Empire and a severe drought ca. AD 1000/1100 led to significant changes in health among those who lived in the former imperial core. The political turmoil, social upheaval, and prolonged drought coalesced to create poor community health. Infectious disease appears to have been an aspect of morbidity that dramatically changed relative to the preceding era of Wari rule. Here we examine the skeletal evidence for bacterial infections among post-Wari...


Evaluation of the Biocultural Consequences of the Mississippian Transformation (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only George J. Armelagos. Mary C. Hill.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.


An Examination Of Sanitation And Hygiene Habit Artifacts Found aboard Vasa: Health, Sanitation, and Life At Sea In Seventeenth-Century Sweden (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nathaniel R King.

Vasa was a 64-gun Swedish warship in the service of King Gustav II Adolf .  The vessel sank on its maiden voyage in 1628, taking at least 16 of the approximately 150 persons on board to the depths of Stockholm Harbor (Vasamuseet 2013; Vasa I 2006:36-55).  Amongst the cannon, figureheads, and skeletons are a collection of artifacts that can tell us how the crew lived, not just while aboard Vasa, but also ashore.  These artifacts include chamber pots, glass bottles, and other assorted health and...


Exploring the Effects of Endemic Warfare and Violence on Women and Children at Casas Grandes (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Caryn Tegtmeyer. Debra Martin. Kyle Waller.

Bioarcheologists have consistently explored the role that males play in warfare and raiding but the impact of warfare on women and children has been less of a focus. Other studies have shown that women sometimes play a role in fighting, and that women and children suffer from things such as declining resources, losing males from the household, and forced relocation. Casas Grandes provides a case study for the examination of women and children during what was likely to have been a period of...


Feature Photographs from the SUCF Parking Garage site, Albany, NY (2001)
IMAGE Hartgen Archeological Associates, Inc..

Photographs of features from the SUCF site, Albany, NY. Features from the site were the subject of several written articles and chapters in edited books. Citations are available in the parent project resource.


Habitat and health, from the primitive to the contemporary (2010)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lanie Johnson.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the EXARC Bibliography, originally compiled by Roeland Paardekooper, and updated. Most of these records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us using the...


Health and Hygiene in Lower Mid-City: An Example of Urbanization, Consumerism, and Americanization in Lower Mid-City during the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katie L. Kosack.

As part of the rebuilding process following Hurricane Katrina, twelve city squares in the Lower Mid-City National Register District were investigated archaeologically within the new VA New Orleans Medical Center project area. This study drew on extensive archaeological and archival data to present a holistic story of the working-class residents who helped shape New Orleans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Archaeological data from each of the house lots revealed everyday practices...


Health In Early Twentieth-Century Fort Davis, Texas (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alyssa R Scott.

Changing ideas about health can have important impacts regarding identity and the formation of a sense of place.  Fort Davis, Texas, was increasingly advertised as a health destination during the early twentieth-century.   Artifacts such as medicine bottles can give insight into social changes in health and medicine at a time when understandings of health and medicine were rapidly transforming.  These changes intersect with important social movements which occurred at around this time, including...


Health Mecca of the West: The Archaeology of a Tuberculosis Sanatorium (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Karin Larkin. Michelle Slaughter.

Eighty years ago, Cragmor Sanatorium in Colorado Springs was a celebrated asylum for wealthy tuberculars and one of the premier facilities in the West. The history of the sanatorium is colorful and perhaps legendary. It includes housing movie stars, Mafioso and millionaires in the 1920s to 1930s and later Navajo patients in the 1950s. Once it became part of the University of Colorado system in 1965, much of the original history was subsumed under the growing campus. This project seeks to recover...


Histomorphology and Metabolic History of a Submerged Pleistocene Skeleton from the Cenote of Hoyo Negro, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Julio Chi. James C. Chatters. Andrea Cucina. Pilar Luna Erreguerena3. Vera Tiesler.

This paper explores the histological preservation, metabolic history and living conditions in rib sections of a submerged female youngster, macroscopically determined to have died during her mid teens. This partially preserved skeleton counts among the most ancient individuals securely dated in the Americas. For the purposes of the study, we studied an undecalcified mid-shaft section of the twelfth rib and quantified osteo density (OPD), formation processeds, cortical and total bone area and...