Money: Studies of Trade and Consumption

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  • The Age of Consumption: A Study of Consumer (and Producer) Behavior and the Household (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen Damm.

    Historical archaeologists have long noted the importance of consumer behavior, especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, archaeological interpretations of consumer behavior tend to focus narrowly on race or status. While anthropologists have often emphasized the importance of factors such as the household's age structure, lifecycle, and kin relationships within the context of the wider community, archaeologists have paid less attention to these factors. Using data from the...

  • Antebellum Ceramic Importers of New Orleans, Louisiana (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sara A. Hahn. Thurston Hahn III.

    New Orleans, Louisiana, has long served as one of the United States’ major port cities, and during the early nineteenth century Liverpool, England,was arguably her strongest trading partner.  Ships transported cotton and tobacco from New Orleans to Liverpool and returned with cargoes of finished goods and building materials.  Among the goods imported to New Orleans of particular interest to archaeologists were ceramics.  Occasionally bearing both manufacturer’s and importer’s marks, it is often...

  • Coronado and Spanish Colonial and American Indian Trade at Pecos National Historical Park, New Mexico: Archaeological Evidence (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Douglas Scott.

    Spain's first contact with Pecos Pueblo occurred in 1541 when Francisco Coronado besiege the site. Formal trade began about 1590 and continued until the Pueblo was abandoned in the 1830s.  Spain's entrada in northern New Mexico superceded a vibrant trade with the Plains Apached and Comanche that had been on-going for over 150 years prior to contact.  A intense metal detecting sampling suvery of selected areas of Pecos National Historical Park resulted in the finding of over 1350 metal targets....

  • Feeding the Crew: Foodways and Faunal Remains at Reaume’s Trading Post Site, Central Minnesota (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Amelie Allard.

    At Reaume’s Trading Post - a late 18th-century fur trade winter camp located in Central Minnesota – the acquisition of food and the trade for pelts left a varied assemblage of faunal remains on the site. The results from the faunal analysis suggest a deep entanglement of ways and peoples in a context where members of fur trade society shared, contested and interacted around a common need: food. What kinds of meat products were consumed or sought after by the traders, voyageurs, trappers and...

  • The Henderson and Gaines Family of Ceramic Importers, New Orleans, Louisiana (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Thurston Hahn III.

    The merchant family of Henderson and Gaines was the most prolific importer of ceramics in antebellum New Orleans, Louisiana.  Or, at least, the most archaeologically represented. The company of Henderson and Gaines enjoyed a lengthy lifespan, importing ceramics directly from Liverpool, England, and elsewhere into New Orleans between 1836 and 1866.  Their predecessors, however, first opened their doors to the trade in the early 1820s while their successors remained in business until the late...

  • Outback shopping: book-keeping records and consumption behaviour (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Penelope Allison. Lara Band.

    The station records from the Kinchega Pastoral Estate (western NSW Australia) include book-keeping records for the Estate’s three main homesteads– Kinchega, Kars and Mulculca between 1892 and 1954.  The late 19th-early 20th century is an important period in Australia’s history, with increasing globalisation, commodification, and communications systems. These records cover the consumption practices associated with Australia’s important pastoral industry, at one of the largest holdings in NSW. The...

  • Picturing Consumption: An Examination of Drinking Establishments Through Images and Material Culture from Late 17th Century London (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephanie N Duensing.

    This paper aims to explore the impact of globalization and immigration on late seventeenth-century London.  Through the examination of patters of consumption practiced within various drinking establishments –  alehouses, taverns and coffee houses –  a striking relationship is revealed between social issues/identities and the importation of exotic goods. The imprints of these consumables are represented in both the material and historical records. Frequent depictions of these spaces through...

  • Ports and port systems in the Modern and Contemporary periods within a comparative study of the Portuguese and British maritime empires. (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Catarina Garcia.

    Islands and ports, as structural elements, have often been essential to the building of  empires, so we aim to understand the different solutions used for the transformation of the occupied island and port landscapes, and how this occupation ordered or helped the definition of expansion models. Using both archaeological interpretation and cartographic and documentary sources, the intent is to show how the construction of structures proceeded, and how the creation of administrative systems worked...

  • St. Eustatius--The Nexus for Colonial Caribbean Capitalism (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only R. Grant Gilmore.

    As the nexus for international trade in the Atlantic World during the latter 18th and early 19th centuries, St. Eustatius provided the single largest and most efficient conduit for people, news, correspondence and trade items during this time.  The material cultural record in both archaeology and architecture reflect the cosmopolitan society geared toward unfettered capitalism in the first free trading port in modern times.  A mix of nationalities, languages and religions found in few places in...