Patuxent Point (18CV271) (Site Name Keyword)
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This paper examines the types, quantities, and distributions of marked and decorated white clay tobacco pipes from four 17th century archaeological sites located along the lower Patuxent River in southern Maryland. Although marked pipes often account for a relatively small percentage of total pipe assemblages, important patterns in both their temporal and spatial distribution are clearly evident. For example, even though records indicate that Bristol pipemaker Llewellin Evans was working from...
Archaeological Indicators of Native American Influences on English Life in the Colonial Chesapeake (2005)
All too often, archaeological studies of the Contact Period, as it occurred in the Chesapeake Bay region, have focused on the European impact on Native American life. The opposite side of this interaction—the effects Indians had on colonial life—has been downplayed. Indian-made artifacts found on colonial sites are often seen as little more than indicators of “trade.” However, a closer examination of the evidence suggests that the Native impact on English settlers was more profound. Using data...
An Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture
Using detailed comparisons of the archaeological assemblages from 18 early sites in the Chesapeake, this project explores the material conditions of culture contact, plantation development and organization, the rise of slavery, and consumer behavior. Comparable artifact databases have been created for the 18 sites, and analysis of artifact distributions has provided great insight into differences and similarities.
Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture, Coding Conventions for Comprehensive Artifact Catalog (2004)
Coding Conventions for the use of the comprehensive artifact catalog associated with the Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture project. Also linked to the Manual for the comprehensive artifact catalog.
Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture, Comprehensive Artifact Catalog (2004)
Comprehensive artifact catalog for the Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture project, an NEH-funded comparative analysis of 18 early seventeenth-century archaeological sites in the Chesapeake region. The artifact catalog, composed of about 186,000 records, was created from the individual artifact catalogs for the 18 sites, combined and standardized into a single MS Access database. The associated manual and coding conventions documents (below) explain in detail how to use the...
Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture, Manual for Comprehensive Artifact Catalog (2004)
Manual for the use of the comprehensive artifact catalog associated with the Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture project. Also linked to the Coding Conventions for the comprehensive artifact catalog.
Artifact Distribution Maps from Patuxent Point (2004)
Artifact distribution maps produced for the Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture project
Artifact Images from Patuxent Point (2004)
Artifact images produced for the Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture project
A Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture: Project Update (2004)
In 2003, a consortium of researchers at various institutions undertook the project, ‘A Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture,’ funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. This project is designed to document and interpret the interactions between the multiple groups that made up the Chesapeake society by comparing material culture recovered from various colonial sites in Maryland and Virginia. The...
Digital Technology in Comparative Studies (2005)
Conducting comparative archaeological studies is a trend that has developed over the past few decades, and with each project the concept and methodologies become more and more robust. In doing such comparative projects, digital technologies are essential for a successful study. Due to a comprehensive database set and the ability to spatially map the material culture recovered at the sites, the project “A Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture” is proving to be a powerful...
An Enigmatic Monarch: The Biography of a Headless, Mold-made, White Pipe Clay Pipe King Recovered in 17th Century Maryland (2007)
This article follows a diminutive, headless, seventeenth century pipe clay figurine of a king from its conception in post-medieval Europe through its use, interment, and rebirth three centuries later in southern Maryland, USA. It is not so much the monarch it represents or the historical figure who owned it, but the meanings embodied by the artifact and our role in that process that this biography develops. This battered 300 year old figurine beckons us with its props and its demeanor. ...
The Importance of Plow Zone Archaeology (2004)
In the last 25 years, a number of studies have emerged demonstrating that, while vertical stratigraphy is indeed destroyed by plowing, the horizontal or spatial distribution of materials is affected only minimally. Artifacts recovered from plow zone contexts are usually found close to where they were both used and discarded, with important implications for examining the spatial layout of archaeological sites. Distributions of plow zone artifacts and soil chemicals have been used to identify room...
Locally-Made Tobacco Pipes in the Colonial Chesapeake (2005)
Tobacco pipes made in the colonial Chesapeake are often referred to as “terra-cotta” pipes. Made of local clays, they often exhibit a brown, reddish, earthen color, though they also come in a fascinating array of colors from orange to pink to almost pure white. These New World products have been fascinating Tidewater archaeologists for decades. Who in colonial society most likely produced and used terra-cotta pipes has been an ongoing discussion for over three decades. Theories have...
Measuring the Advent of Gentility (2005)
My own long-term interest has been to trace the process by which English cultural norms were adapted to New World conditions, to provide insight into why that adaptation occurred, and to assess the role of material culture in effecting that change. As such these are the kinds of questions that have been in the air at least since the 1970s, but which require a rich corpus of comparative and regionally representative evidence in order for archaeologists to have any hope of success in answering...
Midden Analysis Charts from Patuxent Point (2004)
Midden analysis charts produced for the Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture project
Notions of Comfort in the Early Colonial Chesapeake (2005)
In previous papers we have sought to use archaeological data to rethink some of the reigning assumptions about life in colonial Chesapeake, and move toward a new vision of an early colonial Virginia “frontier.” Our work has focused principally on a few sites in the Virginia tidewater and along the upper reaches of the Rappahannock spanning the years between 1640 and 1760. Last year, for example, we used the artifactual and architectural data from a circa 1690 Rappahannock plantation to argue...
On Living and Dying in the Colonial Chesapeake (2005)
A group of scholars interested in the daily lives and social and cultural relationships of the inhabitants of the Colonial Chesapeake developed the project A Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Beginning in the fall of 2003 we began collecting information from 18 rural 17th to 18th century archaeological sites in Maryland and Virginia into digital form....
Patuxent Point (18CV271)
The Patuxent Point site (18CV271) was the domestic core of an approximately 100-acre tobacco plantation occupied from c.1658 through the 1690s in Calvert County, Maryland. Excavations at the site revealed an earthfast dwelling, borrow pits, an ash-filled pit, middens, post holes, post molds, and eighteen human graves. Patuxent Point is situated approximately 800 feet east of the Compton site (18CV279), and their relationship to each other is still being investigated. The Patuxent Point site...
Patuxent Point (18CV271): Artifact Distributions, Clothing and Sewing Items (2004)
Artifact distribution map, clothing and sewing items
Patuxent Point (18CV271): Artifact Distributions, Gunflint Flakes (2004)
Artifact distribution map, gunflint flakes
Patuxent Point (18CV271): Artifact Distributions, Morgan Jones (2004)
Artifact distribution map, Morgan Jones pottery
Patuxent Point (18CV271): Artifact Distributions, Rhenish Blue and Gray Stoneware (2004)
Artifact distribution map, Rhenish blue and gray stoneware
Patuxent Point (18CV271): Artifact Distributions, Table Glass (2004)
Artifact distribution map, table glass
Patuxent Point (18CV271): Artifact Distributions, Terra Cotta Pipes (2004)
Artifact distribution map, terra cotta pipes
Patuxent Point (18CV271): Artifact Distributions, Tin-Glazed Earthenware (2004)
Artifact distribution map, tin-glazed earthenware