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Ancient Buried City (1937)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Blanche Busey King.

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.


Ancient Buried City: Wickliffe, Kentucky (1942)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mate Graye Hunt.

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.


Constructing Narratives: archaeology's relationship with the ontological turn at Cahokia (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Baires.

The goal of archaeology, rigorous in its method and theory, is to reconstruct past practices and events. Our pre-conceptions, knowledge, and training channel our analyses through varying theoretical lenses. These perspectives provide context within which to hypothesize about the past, creating narratives about human relationships with the environment, materials, places, and practices. While these theoretical perspectives add nuance and structure to archaeological analyses they sometimes miss,...


Excavation Narratives and Reflexive Practices at Çatalhöyük (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Burcu Tung.

A microcosm in itself, The Çatalhöyük Research Project has, in one way or another, intellectually, emotionally and physically altered the lives of its members. The project ethos, in turn, has changed through time with the dynamics that surround research and managerial practices of the individuals making its body. Further the project has been part of a local landscape enduring sociopolitical changes within Turkey. As a member of the Çatalhöyük Research Project since 1997, in this paper, I reflect...


A Forgotten Kingdom: The Spanish Frontier in Colorado and New Mexico, 1540-1821 (1989)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Frederic J. Athearn.

This volume represents a bridge between Colorado’s pre-historic past and the time of Anglo-American settlement in the state of Colorado. Few people realize that hundreds of years before the discovery of gold in Colorado during 1859, a highly developed civilization had explored and settled the area now known as New Mexico and Colorado. Spanish conquistadores roamed the plains in the mid-1500s. They came here permanently in 1598 and founded the second oldest city in North America. This long...


Great Balls of Fire: Phantoms of Ontario’s Past (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meagan E. Brooks. Dena Doroszenko.

Landscapes are an imbroglio of structures (abandoned buildings, ruins), spaces, social memory, oral tradition and at times, the materialization of ghosts in places which are sometimes apart from the communities that once thrived in those villages, towns, cities. Whether actively or indirectly, the stories that develop around these sites continue to play a role in building their communities. A number of historic sites and industrial landscapes in Ontario will be discussed in this paper, unveiling...


Historic Sites and Possible Worlds: Narrative-Building at Two Sites of African American History (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patricia G Markert.

Kate Gregory and Andrea Witcomb refer to the narratives of place and history that are created when people visit heritage sites as "possible worlds" – the mental and physical spaces where history is then grappled with, conceptualized, and understood.  This paper considers two sites of African American history where archaeology has been conducted over the past five years, Timbuctoo, NJ and the Sellman Tenant House at SERC in Edgewater, MD, and explores the way narratives around these historic...


Household Narratives From a Colonial Frontier: The Archaeology of The Maria Place Cottages, Whanganui, New Zealand (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Naomi J Woods.

Whanganui has a colourful history, from its beginnings as a planned New Zealand Company settlement in 1840, to a base for colonial warfare and then a hub for intensive farming of the surrounding hinterland by the turn of the twentieth century. The Maria Place cottages lay in the heart of this town, originally nestled between the two main stockades and subsequently becoming a part of the bustling central business district, and as such they have the potential to reveal a wealth of information...


A "Little Alsace" for the Lone Star State: Alsatian Migration and the Construction of Place, Narrative, and Identity on the Texas Frontier (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patricia G. Markert.

This paper examines placemaking and identity in the Alsatian colonies of Texas. On the eve of Texas statehood, Alsatian migrants settled lands to the west of San Antonio. Displaced or disenfranchised by the turmoil of 19th century Europe, Alsatian families, often farmers, responded to advertisements by empresarios touting free passage, land, and opportunity in a "land of milk and honey." They arrived unprepared for the harsh realities of the Texas landscape, particularly life on the Republic’s...


Message(s) in a Jar: Mason Jars, Archaeological Narratives, and Contemporary Fascinations (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kim Christensen.

Mason jars, as workhorses of home food preservation beginning in the late nineteenth-century, have functioned both as indicators of social and economic status within archaeological contexts and currently as objects of fascination in the DIY marketplace. This paper parses out the various discourses within which mason jars have been placed historically and contemporarily by their users, promoters, and archaeologists, and seeks to understand how gender, race, class, and nostalgia continue to inform...


Picturing a Storied Past: On Narrative and Photography at a Castroville, TX Archaeological Site (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jesse Pagels.

Often associated with the documentary record and prized for their historical relevance, photographs can be an invaluable instrument found within any historical archaeologist's toolkit. They help to illuminate and corroborate the material cultural remains we find within the archaeological record as they present to us their dramas through images frozen in time. It is in this phenomenon of storytelling that this paper puts much of its focus as it explores the use of historical photographs as an...


A thousand ruins: an alternative history of contemporary Spain. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alfredo González-Ruibal.

An alternative history of late modern Spain can be narrated through its ruins. In this paper, I will examine the debris of different modernist dreams that were shattered by the Spanish Civil War and the subsequent dictatorship. I will argue that the ruins of utopia are not exactly remnants of the past, but of the future - or rather, an alternative time that is made of both. From this point of view, they allow us to problematize notions of temporality in archaeology and envisage richer...


Under Your Feet: the Story of the American Mound Builders (1939)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Blanche Busey King.

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.


Violence, Silence and Four Truths in American Historical Memory (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Barbara J. Little.

Just days before I wrote this abstract, the city of New Orleans finished removing four monuments to the Confederacy and the Lost Cause, inspiring other cities to consider the same. This example of people taking control of the narrative inscribed in their own landscape serves as backdrop to this session in which we reflect on the changing nature of place-based historical memory. I consider the changing nature of America and what it means to be a society that appears to be moving away from a...