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The Building of the City of Orthez (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nadine Béague.

The goal of the expose is to illustrate the evolution of this particular urban area, using archeological sources such as preventive excavations, one-time digs, prospections, and architecture specialists as well as historical records. The idea is to measure as accurately as possible the impact of important historical events, particularly during the two eras that have influenced the history of Orthez the most: when it was the capital city of the principality of Béarn, then during the period where...


A Cultural Resources Survey Report of a Building Construction Project, Ottawa County, Oklahoma (1999)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ben Barnette.

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A Fur Trade Era Ice House in Edmonton, Alberta (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin Hannon. Brock Wiederick.

Archaeological site FjPi-63 is located in Edmonton, Alberta, on the North Saskatchewan River. Studies have been undertaken at the site since the late 1970’s, including historic resource impact assessments, archaeological excavations and construction monitoring. These studies have revealed evidence of both fur-trading establishments at the site as well as a First Nations component at least 6000 years old. Excavations undertaken by AMEC in 2012 and 2013 revealed portions of structural remains from...


In Search Of....The Lost Kilns Of St. Elizabeths Hospital (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paul P. Kreisa. Nancy Powell. Geri Knight-Iske.

St. Elizabeths Hospital was championed by Dorthea Dix during the 1840s-50s as a model hospital for the treatment of the mentally ill. Starting in 2005, Stantec has conducted archaeological investigations at the Department of Homeland Security’s new home on the Hospital’s West Campus. One of the persistent questions we are asked is: "Where were the kilns?" Annual progress reports to Congress mention the presence of "kilns" but give no clue as to their number, location, or nature.  Various field...


Investigation Of The Sequent Guard Houses At Cantonment Burgwin, Taos, New Mexico (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Judith E. Thomas.

Cantonment Burgwin (TA-8/LA 88145) was erected near Taos, New Mexico, in 1852 as part of the U.S. Army defense system in the newly acquired American Southwest. Situated along the road between Santa Fe and Taos, the cantonment provided protection for the settlers from Apache and Ute threats until 1860 when it was closed and abandoned. Archival research indicates that the cantonment’s guard house was a detached structure fronting the wagon road. An 1857 sketch of the cantonment, however, suggests...


Laying the Foundations: A Unique Inka Construction Technique in the Northern Ecuadorian Highlands (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William Pratt. David Brown. Dana Anthony. Patricia Mothes.

While Inka architecture is occasionally discussed as if it were a unified corpus of building styles, regional variation is great, with the Inka frequently adopting local techniques. Recent excavations is northern Ecuador have uncovered examples of a little documented Inka foundation style found at several sites in the region. At Hacienda Guachalá, where local legends maintain that the hacienda chapel, reportedly one of the oldest in Ecuador, was built atop an Inka temple, the early colonial...


Letter Report (1999)
DOCUMENT Citation Only BIA.

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New Developments on the Emanuel Point II Shipwreck Project: Ongoing Investigations of a Vessel from Luna’s 1559 Fleet (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gregory Cook.

Investigations on the second shipwreck identified as a vessel from Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano’s 1559 fleet have intensified during the past year due to successful funding efforts.  The site, known as "Emanuel Point II", is a well-preserved example of ship architecture related to early Spanish colonization efforts. Archaeologists and students from the University of West Florida have focused recent excavations on the vessel’s stern and midships area, and have uncovered new artifacts and...


Reduce Reuse Repurpose: Ships as landscape modification features (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Chelsea Cohen.

This is an abstract from the "Rebuilding The Alexandria Waterfront: Urban Landscape Development and Modifications" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Ships were an inextricable part of Alexandria's commercial history, both as they traversed the water and as they sat under the waves. As part of Alexandria's expansion into the Potomac River, old and derelict vessels were used to fill in land and build out wharves so that sailing ships could take...


Setting Boundaries: Identifying the Homes of Enslaved Field Workers at James Madison's Montpelier (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christine H Heacock. Matthew Reeves.

During the 2012-2013 field season, the Montpelier Archaeology Department excavated the remains of houses occupied by field workers on the Madison plantation . These structures were not built using sub-surface methods that would leave direct architectural evidence.  In the absence of post- in- hole construction or foundations, the determination of building boundaries can be quite challenging for archaeologists. Drawing on the evidence from  Montpelier and other  examples lacking features directly...


The Single-Use Vessel: Reuse And Recycling In The Construction Of The Cuban Chug (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Zachary J Harris.

There is no singular theoretical model that explains the life cycle of the Cuban chug. Its creation as a single use vessel is singularly unique to boat construction. The vessel must be strong enough to withstand and ride the Florida Current, constructed of materials that are readily available to the average Cuban citizen, and be able to be transported and launched quickly to avoid detainment by Cuban authorities. Once a chug reaches the territorial waters of the United States its passengers will...


Stone Box Graves: Abnormalities and Patterns (1986)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John T. Dowd.

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Streaking and Straight Pins: Constructing Masculinity on an Antebellum College Campus (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin S. Schwartz.

The myth of the "Southern gentleman" permeates the modern imagination of the historic American South. This archetype is simultaneously "other" and "normative": the concept is saturated in an air of mystery and deep, foreign tradition, yet is often set against studies of traditional American "others" such as women, immigrants, and enslaved peoples. Recent excavations at Graham Hall, an all-male antebellum dormitory on Washington & Lee University’s campus in Lexington, VA, have uncovered a rich,...


Tides And Times: Highs And Lows Of The Waterfront Wharf At Brunswick Town (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephanie M Byrd.

The waterfront area of Brunswick Town, a small but important transatlantic port on the Cape Fear River, was a major shipping and commercial center for southeastern North Carolina. The major export of tar, pitch, and turpentine to British controlled areas helped established this town for naval supplies. In his original investigations of Brunswick Town, Stanley South noted ballast stone piles in the river that might be evidence of up to five colonial wharves. At one of these locations, river front...


Why Build When There Are Caves? Investigating the Construction and Use of a Stone Structure in Pleistocene France (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathleen Sterling. Sébastien Lacombe.

This is an abstract from the "More Than Shelter from the Storm: Hunter-Gatherer Houses and the Built Environment" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The Late Pleistocene in Western Europe is the origin of the idea of the "caveman," and the majority of research has historically focused on cave sites. In regions of Europe where caves are not present but archaeological evidence is, the assumption is that people used lightweight ephemeral shelters such as...