Seventeenth-Century (Temporal Keyword)

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Characterizing the Deceased Mariners of the Swedish Warship Vasa: An Analysis of Personal Possessions Found in Association with Human Remains (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jessica Diane Smeeks.

Countless studies have been conducted in reference to shipboard life.  Historians have often considered the daily diaries, journals, and correspondences of the individuals who partook of this lifestyle.  Meanwhile, archaeologists have considered personal chests of seamen, officers’ cabins, and personal materials scattered across wrecks, but few have considered personal property found with skeletal remains.  The reason for this lack of investigation is the preservation of materials.  Vasa is an...

Examining Wangunk-Hollister Interactions Through Analysis of the Colonial Landscape and Indigenous Pottery (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maeve Herrick.

The first few decades of colonization in southern New England appear to have been markedly different from eighteenth-century colonialism in the region. Specifically, relationships and interactions between English settler-colonists and Indigenous peoples during this time seem to have been complex and characterized by reciprocity. Intersecting lines of evidence at the Hollister site support this, and indicate that complex relationships were fostered between the colonists occupying the site, and...

Geophysical Methods at the Hollister Site: Summary of Finds (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Leach. Maeve Herrick. Jasmine Saxon.

Geophysical methods in archaeology are increasingly integrated into traditional archaeological surveys. Remote sensing is valuable because it allows for large areas to be surveyed relatively quickly and noninvasively. At the Hollister site in South Glastonbury, Connecticut, magnetometry and ground-penetrating radar, were implemented over a 140x140 meter area. Magnetometry measures alterations to earth’s magnetic field. This method is helpful for identifying a number of artifacts and features,...

Microbes On A Seventeenth-Century Salted Beef Replica And Their Effects On Health (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Erika Davila. Elizabeth Latham. Grace Tsai. Robin Anderson.

Seventeenth-century cookbooks, sailors’ records, and data from archaeological faunal remains were used to replicate salted beef for the Ship Biscuit & Salted Beef Research Project. Samples of salted beef and brine were taken out regularly and tested for microbes at the USDA Agricultural Research Service laboratory in College Station, Texas. Our team, using selective plating techniques, isolated the microbes for downstream DNA sequencing of the 16s rRNA gene. This paper presents the taxonomic...