Poster Session 1

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  • The 1977 Excavations of French Fort St. Pierre (1719-1729): Adaptation on the Louisiane Frontier   (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only LisaMarie Malischke.

    Dr. Ian W. Brown excavated the site of French Fort St. Pierre, near Vicksburg, Mississippi, from 1974 to 1976. A 1977 season by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History was never fully reported. As part of a new dissertation project, an initial report as to the contents of this collection will be presented. The artifact assemblage suggests that the garrison and other inhabitants of Fort St. Pierre suffered from a lack of supplies that led them to adapt to frontier life by turning to...

  • Abalone Shell, Broken Pots, Hearths, Windbreaks and Archival Research: Clues to Identifying 19th Century California Abalone Colection and Processing Sites on the Channel Islands (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Judy Berryman.

    The Chinese abalone and fisheries in California developed in the late 1850s, flourished, and then delcined  in the early 1900s. The majority of California Chinese studies have focused on immigrant populations in established urban Chinatowns. Much less attention has been given to economic strategies and survival mechanisms associated with rural communities, specialized labor camps, or fishing camps. Many of these industries were first developed in the West by Chinese immigrants only to be taken...

  • Archaeological investigations at Brouage (France) : the "Maison Champlain" site (16th-17th centuries) (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alain Champagne.

    Established in the mid-16th century, the French Atlantic port city of Brouage is surrounded by salt marshes, which produced a valuable commodity that was exported to northern Europe and formed the basis for the city’s early wealth. However a number of factors contributed to the city’s almost immediate decline, so that by the end of the 19th century Brouage was nothing more than a small village of less than one hundred inhabitants. The principal contributing factors were the gradual silting up of...

  • Archaeological Investigations at the Historic Locations of Sulphur Springs, Oklahoma: A GIS-based Investigation of Cultural Rescources Within Chickasaw National Recreation Area (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeremy Brunette.

    Sulphur Springs, located in south-central Oklahoma on what is now Chickasaw National Recreation area presents a complex tale of frontier politics. Located around a series of mineral and fresh-water springs, Sulphur Springs was an attempt by European Americans to create a health resort on land owned by the Chickasaw Nation. National politics, including the Dawes Act, and issues involving water quality led to the purchase of the town’s improvements in 1902, and again in 1904. This purchase became...

  • Artefacts of transformation: the material culture of Black Loyalists in late eighteenth century Atlantic Canada. (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Philippa Puzey-Broomhead.

    In 1784, approximately 3,000 Black people who had joined the British during the American Revolutionary War were evacuated from New York to Nova Scotia, alongside several thousand other Loyalist refugees. This poster explores the transformative powers of three items of material culture in the creation and maintenance of a Black Loyalist identity in what is now Atlantic Canada: the book in which their names were recorded prior to their evacuation from New York; the uniform coat worn by one of the...

  • British Colonial Trade Goods in the Nevada Frontier (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Ian Springer. Steven Holm.

    In the mid 19th century, Virginia City, Nevada attracted people from all over world by producing a steady stream of silver and gold that lined pockets and coffers around the world. During the summer of 2010, excavations were performed along South Howard Street, Virginia City by the University of Nevada, Reno in an effort to uncover evidence of community identity. Many artifacts were recovered, including a container seal bearing a George Whybrow Company logo, along with the name of its export...

  • ‘Carmelo’s Cabinet’: The Material Culture of Collections in the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Judith P Joklik. Michael P Roller.

    Personal collections of objects reflect individual orderings of the material world, particularly when they encompass the realms of work, domestic life, health, aesthetics and religion. As complete sets, they are like an idealized version of an archaeological assemblage: intact, curated, annotated, and often traceable to an individual life trajectory and historical period. Carmelo Fierro was an Italian immigrant who came to American in 1902, carrying with him a small cabinet packed with small...

  • Church mummies in the northern Ostrobothnia, Finland (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Titta Kallio-Seppä. Timo Ylimaunu. Juho-Antti Junno. Paul R. Mullins. Tiina Väre. Matti Heino. Annamari Tranberg. Sanna Lipkin. Markku Niskanen. Rosa Vilkama. Sirpa Niinimäki. Saara Tuovinen.

    This poster will present the initial analysis of several hundred mummies recovered from a series of Ostrobothnian churches.  The bioarchaeology project by the University of Oulu, Finland analyzed the mummified burials interred underneath the church floors in late-medieval and early modern Sweden.  The poster will examine the mummified burials and the material culture of churches as a single assemblage illuminating the transformation in a late-medieval and early modern Nordic worldview.

  • Deepwater Shipwrecks and Oil Spill Impacts: A Multidisciplinary Investigation of Shipwreck Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert Westrick. Daniel Warren. Robert Church. Leila Hamdan. Lisa A. Fitzgerald. Melanie Damour. Christopher Horrell. James D. Moore III. Roy Cullimore. Lori Johnston.

    The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused substantial perturbations within the coastal and marine environments.  In 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and other partners initiated a multidisciplinary study to examine the effects of the spill on deepwater shipwrecks.  This poster presents an overview of the ongoing research into the microbial biodiversity and corrosion processes at wooden and metal-hulled shipwrecks within and outside the spill area.  This...

  • Defining Historical Community Boundaries with GIS: Walla Walla’s Chinatown (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jonathan M Haller. Ashley M Morton.

    In 2014 Fort Walla Walla Museum performed a cultural resource survey of the City Hall Parking Lot in downtown Walla Walla, Washington. Archival research, namely Sanborn fire insurance maps, revealed this location to be a major locus of activity including a Chinatown from 1888 and up to around 1905. While Sanborn maps indicate an area in which many Overseas and American-born Chinese lived and ran businesses, other sources like city directories and federal census records show Walla Walla's...

  • Digitizing Betty’s Hope Plantation, Antigua, West Indies (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexis K Ohman. Catherine C Davis.

    Betty’s Hope was a sugar plantation that operated from 1664 through 1944 in Antigua, West Indies. For the majority of that time it was owned by the Codrington family, who were already prominent in the Caribbean due to their success in enhancing the sugar industry in Barbados. This trend continued when they moved to Antigua to take possession of Betty’s Hope in 1671. Since 2007, archaeological investigations have revealed much about the plantation. Current research has turned to digital...

  • Excavation to Exhibition: Archaeological Research and Stories of the African Diaspora (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Carol Poplin.

    In 1720, Scotsman Alexander Nisbett boarded a ship bound for Charles Town. Three thousand miles away, captive Africans were forced onto ships bound for a place unknown to them. The lives of Europeans and Africans converged in South Carolina. At a place called Dean Hall, Alexander Nisbett and his enslaved laborers built a plantation to grow rice. Two hundred and eighty years later archaeologists came to the site of the old plantation to unearth the history of the people who created Dean Hall. ...

  • Geographically and Socially on the Periphery: People of Color and their Role in Social Life in Nantucket, Massachusetts (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Hannah C Desmarais.

    The Boston-Higginbotham House, located on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, was constructed by Seneca Boston, an African-American former slave, and his native Wampanoag wife Thankful Micah in the 18th century.  The couple's descendants continued to own and inhabit the home for more than a century until it passed to the Boston Museum of African American History.  Archaeological excavations conducted by the University of Massachusetts Boston at the home in 2008 shed light on the ways...

  • Howell Mark I Torpedo No. 24: Discovery, History, Research and Conservation (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Claudia Chemello. Paul Mardikian. Kate E Morrand.

    As one of its many functions, the Naval History & Heritage Command (NHHC) Underwater Archaeology Branch operates the Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory in order to conserve, document, research and curate US Navy's archaeological artifacts.  The Archaeology & Conservation Lab also conducts scientific and historical research to better inform conservation treatments, contribute data to archaeological research questions and help interpret the US Navy's submerged cultural heritage. NHHC's...

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Historical Analogy: Drawing Parallels Between Early 20th Century and Modern Immigrant Groups in Hazleton, Pennsylvania  (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Nyulassy.

    In the town of Hazleton, PA, long-term residents exhibit a strong sense of American identity in reference to their ancestor’s immigration to the U.S. from Western, Southern and Eastern Europe in the mid-to-late nineteenth century. Though members of this descendant group seem to be well aware of the ethnic and racial discrimination their forefathers faced, their views on a recent influx of Latino immigrants that have established themselves in the area are often surprisingly discriminative. In...

  • Lipton Tea Tins Chronology (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Robin Mills.

    Embossed Lipton Tea tin cans are a ubiquitous form of material culture found in many sites throughout the Western states and Alaska. Tins dating from the early-20th century through about World War II used paper labels, which almost never survive archaeologically. Tins with paper labels were purchased on eBay, which provided enough information to allow dating of the embossed Lipton tins commonly found in sites.

  • Living the Not So Sweet Life: Archaeological Investigations in the Chatsworth Plantation Quarters (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jason Brooks.

         Southern Louisiana was home to one of the largest cash crops cultivated during antebellum times.  Sugarcane was grown in a relatively small area in South Louisiana, but had far reaching impacgts at both the local and regional level.   This poster will discuss the archaeology taking place at the Chatsworth Plantation site. I will also examine the spatial layout of Chatsworth, a sugar producing plantation, and discuss possible reasons for the use of the particular layout.  In addition, I will...

  • Making Ends Meet in 19th Century New Mexico (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin Hegberg.

    In 19th century frontier New Mexico consumer relationships reflected important social networks that were essential to the survival of Hispanic settlements. These relationships played a vital role in the formation and maintenance of modern Hispanic identity during the Mexican and American Territorial Periods. Using close statistical analysis of technological styles in the New Mexican ceramic assemblages of two sites, this poster examines personal relationships Hispanos cultivated with neighboring...

  • Non-Invasive Documentation of Burial Mounds and Historic Earthworks from the Dakota Heartland: A Combined Approach Utilizing LiDAR and Shallow Subsurface Geophysical Methods. (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only David Maki. Sigrid Arnott.

    Recent collaboration between archaeologists, geophysicists, tribes, and preservationists has improved documentation and preservation of precontact and historic earthworks using non-invasive methods.  The availability of LiDAR data has revolutionized preservation efforts in the historic Dakota homeland by allowing us to identify and document cemeteries over large areas.  At the site-specific scale, aerial LiDAR imaging is utilized in conjunction with subsurface geophysical imaging of earthworks...

  • An Overview of the Historic Utilization of Caves in Florida (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Gregg Harding.

    For thousands of years people have utilized cave environments in the southeastern United States.  Caves were used for shelter, burials, and religious ceremonies, and were mined for natural resources by both prehistoric and historic people.  Historically, caves in Florida were used for shelter, trash deposition, as quarries, and played a developmental role in Florida’s early tourism. Many of these caves still affect the lives of people in Florida through tourism, recreation, and scientific...

  • The Potential for the Archeology of the Civilian Conservation Corps in National Parks (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Allison Young. Bailey Lathrop.

    During the 1930’s, the Civilian Conservation Corps played a critical role in the development of infrastructure in the National Park Service. Companies of men built visitor centers, park housing, roads, bridges, and trails. These various projects laid the foundation for park accessibility as well as greatly improving the visitor experience. While undertaking these projects, the men lived in established base camps as well as project specific smaller camps. Although the camps were torn down at the...

  • Racism and the Society for Historical Archaeology: Advancing an Anti-Racist Institutional Identity (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Nassaney. Cheryl LaRoche.

    Archaeologists are well aware of the ways in which our personal and political lives influence our practice. Since the 1980s the profession has paid increasing attention to the racialization of the past and how white privilege, white supremacy, and racial hierarchy structured the material world and our analysis of it. We have paid less attention to how these conditions continue to structure our institutions. Membership surveys in archaeology demonstrate that our professional societies are...

  • Reading, Writing, and Riots: Constructing Masculinity on an Antebellum College Campus (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin S. Schwartz.

    Recent archaeological excavations at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, have uncovered a rich assemblage related to one of its earliest buildings. The context in question, Graham Hall (occupied 1804-1835), served as a dormitory, chapel, and classroom space; this mixed space created an environment for college males to test social boundaries, bond with peers, and construct a regionally- and temporally-distinct version of masculinity. This poster integrates archaeological,...

  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Digging Hippie Archaeology in the Lone Star State (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jacob R. Edwards. Tamra Walter.

    In 2012, Texas Tech University conducted archaeological excavations at Peaceable Kingdom Farm, in Washington, Texas.  The 300-acre property was part of land owned in 1824 by one of Stephen F. Austin’s 300 original colonists, William S. Brown. Later the property was sold to John D. McAdoo, a Texas Supreme Court justice who operated a plantation here in the 1850s. After emancipation, tenant farmers occupied the property and in the 1960s and 70s the property served as a Hippie colony known as...

  • A Window to the Past: The Archaeological Significance of the Plank Log House to Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania (2015)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine D. Cavallo.

    Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania is a town with a history as long as European settlement in the Middle Atlantic United States region. First a Swedish trading outpost, then owned by the Dutch, and finally incorporated into William Penn’s holdings, the Borough of Marcus Hook now refers to itself as the Cornerstone of Pennsylvania. During the 18th century, the town had a major market which was the last port of call on the trade route to Philadelphia. The Plank Log House on Market Street, was built in the...