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African Americans and NAGPRA: The Call for an African American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Justin Dunnavant.

Increasing urbanization and gentrification have led to the rapid development of some of America's largest cities. As urban space becomes more scarce, African American heritage sites face increasing threats from developers and city planners alike. In light the 50th anniversary of the National Heritage Preservation Act and more than 25 years after the passage of NAGPRA, this paper highlights the disparities and challenges associated with preserving African American heritage sites in the USA....


Approaches to Sample Selection for Strontium Isotope Testing Within Historic Cemetery Contexts: An Illustrative Example from the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Project (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shannon Freire.

Strontium isotope analyses have become a vibrant frontier for historic cemetery research in the United States. Isotopic analyses can make vital contributions to our understanding of the past, particularly in the categories of demographics, temporal refinements, and individual identifications. This analytical method can be understood as a catalyst for research- similar to a catalyst in a chemical reaction. When utilized in combination with multiple lines of evidence, strontium analyses become a...


Archaeological Perspectives on American Cemeteries and Gravestones (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sherene Baugher. Richard Veit.

This paper provides a brief overview of our forthcoming book on the archaeology of American cemeteries and gravestones. Over the last fifty years archaeologists have analyzed how cemeteries and gravestones reflect and embody changing ideas regarding commemoration and remembrance from the 17th to the 21st centuries. Cemeteries are important repositories of cultural information and gravestones are essentially documents in stone. Moreover the human remains buried in the cemeteries can provide...


Assessments of Impacts on Historic Properties Along Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. 500 kV Transmission Line. Waugh Chapel to Vicinity of High Ridge, Howard And Anne Arundel Counties, Maryland (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Greenhorne & O'Mara, Inc..

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Bioarchaeological and Archival Investigations of the Milwaukee County Institution Grounds Cemetery Collection: A Progress Report (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brooke L. Drew.

Continuing bioarchaeological and archival research on the Milwaukee County Institution Grounds Cemetery collection is presented.  As reported elsewhere, the beginning stages of a multidisciplinary analysis of this late 19th and early 20th century institutional cemetery has led to the identification of a number of the 1,649 individuals excavated.  Included in this discussion will be new case studies that continue to demonstrate not only the interpretive potential of an integrated archaeological,...


Burying the Sons of Israel in America: Jewish Cemeteries as the Focal Point of Diasporic Community Development (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Simon Goldstone. David M Markus.

Cemeteries are a means of tethering a community to a geographic location. Often this process of placemaking results in the development of a community comprised of a meshwork of individuals from throughout a diaspora. In the case of Jewish populations the establishment of burial grounds are often the first in creating a community that comes together as a result of outside force or lack of a homeland. The commonalities of their religion and shared experiences, both real and imagined, make the...


Camp Atterbury's Grey Areas: Civilian Cemeteries on Military Property (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Victoria Hawley.

Many of the military installations in use currently were built at the beginning of 20th century. These usually displaced some communities and individual residences. When Camp Atterbury was built in 1941, it displace a few small communities, a few hundred farming families, and approximately two dozen churches. Many of each of these groups had burial grounds. At the very beginning of construction of the base many of these people and their memorials were also removed to an area just north of base....


Can't See the Forest for the Trees: The Upland South Folk Cemetery Tradition on United States Army Corps of Engineers Land in Georgia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Allen Wilson. Michael P. Fedoroff.

The nature of the mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers--water management, and the dams and reservoirs necessary to accomplish this mission have resulted in many familial and community cemeteries on USACE land falling under the stewardship of the Corps. The desire to settle near productive bodies of water, the time period around which these areas were being settled, and the preference to establish these cemeteries on high grounds resulted in numerous examples of the "Upland South Folk...


Cemetery Vandalism: The Selective Manipulation Of Information (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melissa Eiring.

Few universal protocols are in place for cemetery preservation and its associated records. Typically, vandalism is associated with physical objects. Often overlooked are the written records. Despite the potential wealth of information, there is currently no guarantee that the record keeping of a cemetery or individual gravemarkers exists or is accurate. The selective disclosure of information or manipulation of records-or documentary vandalism- can lead to vandalized historical records and...


City of (Inconvenient) Cemeteries: A Brief Synopsis of the Disturbance of Historical Burial Grounds in Philadelphia (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Doug Mooney.

Philadelphia’s many unmarked cemeteries and burial grounds have been repeatedly disturbed by construction activities in a string of incidents that stretches back more than 200 years. Incredibly, despite the regular discovery of these unmarked graveyards, City officials and local government agencies still make no effort to proactively protect these resources, and profess a wide-eyed bewilderment each time another one is impacted. Likewise, those responsible for disturbing burial grounds...


The Dead’s Vitality: Maintaining Souls in Virginia Communities (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alison Bell.

Solar-powered bulbs and flapping-winged ladybugs, wind chimes, whirligigs, jack-o-lanterns, valentines to the deceased, and much else adorn gravesites in the Valley of Virginia. A 2003 bowling trophy sits on the headstone of a person who died in 2001. A stuffed rabbit faces another stone and holds recent photos of children, as if showing them to the buried teen. These objects relate not only to the deceased’s personal histories and interests but also represent gestures, through exchange and...


Death in Texas: Burials Patterns Within the Campo Santo of San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Raymond Mauldin. Cynthia M Munoz. John Reynolds. Clinton, M. McKenzie. Megan Brown. Karlee Jeffery.

In 2016 and 2017, CAR-UTSA conducted limited exploration of a portion of a Campo Santo associated with San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio. As a component of that work, we reviewed a summary of parish records that provided information on roughly 1,800 interments. Focusing on the period between 1809 and 1848, during which time San Antonio transitioned from an outpost on the northern frontier of Mexico to a town under US jurisdiction, we explore three broad categories of death. These are...


Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone: Examining Relationships between the Living and the Dead through Decorated Headstones (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jillian Okray. Ashley Christianson. Susan Spencer.

Cemetery grave sites allow a continual dialogue between the deceased and their descendants. Many living relatives choose to decorate graves with flowers, ceramic figurines, flags, letters, and decorative seasonal items. This study was aimed to examine the relationship between the deceased and loved ones who choose to decorate graves after burial. Two cemeteries in Evansville, Indiana were examined in order to investigate the typology of decorations and the length of time graves remained...


Echoes of Memory: Ground-Truthing a Cemetery Geophysical Survey and Reclaiming a Forgotten Burial Ground of Mount Vernon’s Enslaved Community. (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph A. Downer.

This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster examines the results of a 1985 geophysical survey and compares them to the findings of an extensive archaeological excavation of the Slave Cemetery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia. While practical limitations often make it difficult for archaeologists to test the findings...


End-of-Life Choices and 19th Century North Georgia Cemeteries (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only L. Meghan Dennis.

In 1835, Carmel Baptist Church was established in the rural town of BrickStore, Georgia. Though not a large settlement by modern standards, Carmel drew from a dense population and was located in a built-up and developed area. Only 16 years later, the church combined with another congregation and instead of staying in BrickStore, the new Carmel Baptist Church was moved outside of the settled zone and into an unpopulated area marked only by the junction of two country roads.  The cemetery...


Examining Cemetery Investigations At The First Presbyterian Church Of Elizabeth And First Reformed Dutch Church of New Brunswick, New Jersey: A Discussion Of Remembrance and Regulation (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joshua J Butchko.

Unique circumstances have provided the opportunity to carefully investigate two historic New Jersey cemeteries as archaeological sites: the  First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth (founded in 1668) and the  First Dutch Reformed Church of New Brunswick (founded in 1765).  In Elizabeth, a grave marker conservation effort involved excavations that yielded insights into the evolving cultural landscape of the property.    In New Brunswick, a monitoring program employed during new construction at the...


Executive Summary of Six Highway Related Archeological Surveys: U.S. Route 50 / Vienna Bypass, Wicomico and Dorchester Counties; Maryland Route 313 / Sharptown Bypass, Wicomico County; Maryland Route 363 / Improvements, Somerset County; Marylany (1990)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dennis C. Curry.

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Forgotten and Remembered: Unusual Memorial Practices at Buffalo’s Old Cemeteries (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sanna Lipkin.

This is an abstract from the "Burial, Space, and Memory of Unusual Death" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Several cemeteries were established during the 19th century at Buffalo, NY. Today many of these cemeteries do not exist. Throughout decades human remains have been revealed by construction work, but about 1200 burials and memorial stones from different cemeteries were moved to new Forest Lawn cemetery after its establishment in 1850. These...


Geophysical Investigations at the Hanna's Town Cemetery, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ashley D. Taylor.

Hanna's Town (36WM203), an 18th century site located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, was a major settlement that was attacked and destroyed by a force of British and Native Americans in 1782. The town never fully recovered, and the land was repurposed for agricultural use until it was purchased in 1969 by Westmoreland County, who reconstructed the town for tourism purposes. Overlooking the site is the town's cemetery, which has been given little attention in regards to research. The...


Hallowed Ground, Sacred Space: The African-American Cemetery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Plantation Landscapes of the Enslaved. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph A. Downer.

The cemeteries used by slaves on many plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries were places where communities could practice forms of resistance and develop distinct African-American traditions. These spaces often went unrecorded by elites, whose constructed landscapes were designed to convey messages of their own status and authority. Therefore, few records exist that document the usage of slave burial grounds. Furthermore, poor preservation and modern development have obliterated many...


Historic Cemeteries of Wayne County, Ohio: Sources of Local Identity (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only P. Nick Kardulias.

The Program in Archaeology at the College of Wooster has collaborated for over a decade with the Wayne County Cemetery Preservation Society (WCCPS) in an effort to help the group meet two primary goals: (1) to record all historical cemeteries in Wayne County, Ohio, including those with no visible grave markers; (2) to educate the public about the importance of cemeteries as monuments of family, local, and regional history. The joint research provides the WCCPS with a foundation of information...


Limbus Infantum: Shrouds, Safety Pins, and the Materiality of Personhood in Juvenile Burials at the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brianne E Charles. Eric Burant. Patricia B. Richards.

Of the over 2000 individuals recovered from the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery (MCPFC), approximately one-third are juveniles under the age of 20. Age categories for the MCIG juveniles were established using a variety of dental, osteometric and nonosteometric methods. The example of juvenile lot 10007, (dental age assessment 5 postnatal months, osteometric age 39 fetal weeks) recovered with diaper fabric, safety pins, and a small angel pin, suggests that a more refined look at juvenile age...


New World Families: Building Identity in Transatlantic Mortuary Contexts (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine R. Cook.

This paper will explore the impact of colonization on family identity and heritage through the analysis of mortuary material culture in the United Kingdom and the Caribbean from the 17th to 20th centuries. Although colonial families are traditionally represented as static, immobile and passive, a more systematic and dynamic understanding of this period of unprecedented movement and interaction can be accessed through alternative sources of history. Cemeteries provide such an opportunity because...


Out of the Box: Thinking of Cemeteries as Collections Storage Facilities (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily A Williams.

When the archaeological community thinks of collections and collections based-research our minds frequently leap to serried ranks of boxes and the assemblages housed within them. It is less common for our minds to leap to cemeteries, yet the collections of tombstones located in them, cumulatively represent one of the largest datasets utilized by historical archaeologists.  This paper considers whether a shift in perspective is needed.  Instead of regarding cemeteries as landscapes replete with...


Phase I Archeological Survey of the Proposed Beech Tree Development, Prince George's County, Maryland (1999)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael B. Hornum. William IV Lowthert. Brian E. Cleven.

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