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  • A 16th-Century Public Dump in Rouen (2014)
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    Un site destiné à recueillir les déchets des habitations voisines au nord-ouest du centre-ville historique de Rouen, aux abords du château de Philippe-Auguste, a été fouillé en 2012. Cet immense dépotoir a livré une grande diversité de mobilier archéologique illustrant la vie quotidienne de la ville de Rouen au 16e siècle. L’abondante céramique domestique associée à quelques pièces plus luxueuses, témoigne d’une consommation locale et extra-régionale (céramiques du Beauvaisis ou grès...

  • The 1799 Siege of Acre: A Re-evaluation of the Historical and Archaeological Record (2014)
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    Napoleon’s failed siege of Acre, Israel in the spring of 1799 was a turning point in his eastern campaign. Had he succeeded in gaining control of the port, he would have been well-positioned to challenge Britain’s influence in the East. It was only through the assistance of the British naval commander Admiral William Sidney Smith that the city was able to withstand the siege; Smith kept up a constant bombardment of Napoleon’s position from his fleet for over two months. Understandably,...

  • Afrodescendientes en el Ferrocarril del Norte: Memorias y Materialidad de Pueblos Fantasmas del Valle del Mira (Carchi - Ecuador) (2014)
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    La historia oficial ecuatoriana desconoce el rol de Afrodescendientes del Valle del Mira (Carchi) en la construcción del Ferrocarril del Norte y su impacto en estas. Este proyecto fue parte de la agenda progresista que surge en el S XVIII, del cual el Ferrocarril del Norte fue elltimo tramo que se construyó (1957) y funcionó hasta la década de los 90. Unió Ibarra con San Lorenzo, transformando los poblados del trayecto que emergieron con las vías férreas pero que luego se vieron abandonados,...

  • Another Look at Fort Ouiatenon: Native-European Creolization and the Frontier Meat Diet (2014)
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    Newly excavated faunal remains from an 18th century Native structure near the walls of Fort Ouiatenon have been considered alongside previously excavated Native, European and Euro-American materials excavated in previous decades from the fort site and its environs. The excavation of Native contexts, particularly structures, from this temporal period in the Midwest is rare. The fort was built on the northern banks of the modern day Wabash River in Indiana in 1717 by the French and saw successive...

  • Archéodendrométrie et artéfacts, de la fouille au musée (2014)
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    En France, de très nombreux artefacts sont exhumés des chantiers de fouilles en plus ou moins bon état. On se propose d’exposer toutes les étapes nécessaires à un suivi scientifique efficace de ces objets à leur mise en valeur muséale. Cette présentation sera illustrée d’exemples montrant qu’à chaque phase, des données essentielles peuvent être récoltées aussi bien pour fournir des informations sur l’essence employée, la datation à l’année, la provenance, les modes de façonnage et d’usage, la...

  • Archéologie préventive et monuments historiques coloniaux dans les départements d’outremer français : quels enjeux ? (2014)
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    Cette communication cherche à présenter les contraintes et les intérêts d’opérations d’archéologie préventive réalisées sur des Monuments Historiques ou des bâtiments devant être conservés de la période coloniale dans les DOM américains. Cette présentation s’appuie sur différents types d’opérations allant du suivi de travaux à la fouille proprement dite dans le cadre de projets de restauration menés en Guadeloupe et en Martinique (Fortifications, habitations’). Elle cherchera ainsi à mettre en...

  • Arqueología e Memoria : La Mujer Borrada (2014)
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    El artículo es fruto de investigaciones arqueológicas desarrolladas en la restauración de un edificio histórico, ubicada en Plaza de So Francisco, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, en la ciudad de So Cristóvo/SE Brasil. La investigación se ha limitado al entendimiento del espacio construido y del rescate de las memorias asociadas al monumento restaurado. Los hallazgos revelaran una pequeña casa del siglo XVIII cuyos restos materiales han sido usados en la edificación del siglo XIX. La puesta en...

  • Being A ‘Good’ Girl: Crafting Gender in Indian Residential Schools (2014)
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    There is a growing interest in exploring the feminine and sexual attributes of colonialism, particularly in an effort to unravel the often hidden, complex, and contradictory history of Aboriginal women’s lives during colonization. Institutions such as the Indian residential schools shaped the lives of Aboriginal girls by embedding western ideals of femininity in habitus. Modelled behaviour, appearance and clothing, personal possessions, and household goods informed respectability, and Aboriginal...

  • Beneath the Dome: An Archaeological Investigation of Falmouth, Jamaica’s “Phoenix Foundry” (2014)
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    From the late-18th to the early-19th c., Falmouth, a British harbor on the north coast of Jamaica, developed into one of the most prosperous ports in the Caribbean. Housing and harboring merchants, sailors, the planter elite, free and enslaved craftsmen, the town relied upon its weekly markets, post office, hospital, taverns, and specialized workshops to dwell urban ‘- moving goods, people, and information in, out, and within northern Jamaica.Begun in 2010, the “Dome Site” project has continued...

  • Black Experiences within the Field of Archaeology (2014)
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    African American historical and heritage sites have increasingly become the center of archaeological attention in America; however members of the African Diaspora, both within and outside the academy, such as graduate students, project organizers, field excavators and community collaborators, remain largely underrepresented. The Society of Black Archaeologists (SBA) was created in 2011 with five goals in mind; one of which is to highlight the past and present achievements and contributions that...

  • Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail: A Model for Site Interpretation (2014)
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    Maritime heritage trails are a valuable technique to share cultural and historical resources with the public in a manner that emphasizes the availability and responsibility local citizens and visitors have to enjoy and care for them. The major issuing confronting those responsible for developing such projects is the degree to which these sites should be interpreted. The proposed Blackwater Maritime Heritage Trail is ideally positioned to bridge this gap. This project seeks to develop a model for...

  • Coal company towns as early American suburbs. An examination of standardized community construction in Appalachian work camps (2014)
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    Similar to the construction of modern suburbs, the houses in American work camps were often built in according to standardized plans such that each house in the town was the same. This study argues that this standardization exists, usually but not always, as a result of the coal companies desire to create housing options for their employees as cheaply and efficiently as possible in an otherwise remote area. This idea of cheaply and efficiently built housing is a trait that is often mirrored in...

  • “Coined” in the New World: The Conservation and Importance of Coins from a 1559 Spanish Colonization Shipwreck (2014)
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    From the bottom of Pensacola Bay, where the 1559 Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano colonization fleet now sits, many artifacts have been recovered annually from the University of West Florida’’s maritime field schools. During the 2012 field school, a small disc-shaped concretion was brought up in the dredge spoil and taken to the lab for analysis. Radiographic images indicated that enough metal remained within the concretion for proper conservation methods to be employed. The concretion yielded a 2...

  • Community, Conflict and Archaeology in Acre, Israel (2014)
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    In 2001, the Old City of Akko, Israel was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. This status is based on the Old City’s intact Ottoman and Islamic-era town, and the partly subterranean ruins of the once-thriving Crusader port. Old Akko lies within a larger, mostly Jewish community, and it remains a living Arabic town, where tourist shops have not yet replaced vegetable markets and the marina is still dominated by small fishing boats. Akko’s Arab community is economically depressed and...

  • Conservation of Howell Mark I Torpedo No. 24 (2014)
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    Conservation of a 19th century Howell Mark I torpedo is currently underway at the Naval History & Heritage Command’s Archaeology & Conservation Laboratory in Washington DC. This torpedo, one of only 50 produced and one of only three surviving examples, was discovered in spring 2013 off the coast of San Diego by trained dolphins from the US Navy’s Marine Mammal Program. Designed by a US Navy officer, this revolutionary weapon was the first American-manufactured steam-powered locomotive torpedo....

  • Constructing a War: WW II oral histories of shipbuilding and racial policy (2014)
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    The Liberty 70 project is a collection of research pertaining to the Liberty ship The James Eagan Layne ( JEL), who was beached and sank in Whitsand Bay near Plymouth, England, on March 1945. The Liberty 70 project seeks to record all aspects of the JEL from birth to her sinking. The James Eagan Layne is also believed to be the most dived wreck in the UK, and for many she has been their first experience wreck diving. One such research aspect is the history of her birth and construction from...

  • Detroit, City Beautiful: Excavations of a Displaced 19th-century Community in Corktown (2014)
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    Brenna Moloney (Primary) and Krysta RyzewskiKeywords (3): Detroit, Displacement, City BeautifulAbstract:Popular histories of the now-ruined Michigan Central Railroad Terminal and the adjacent Roosevelt Park celebrate the building and its landscape as pioneering monuments of the early-20th-century ‘City Beautiful’ movement in Detroit. These histories disguise the struggles involved in the creation of such public works, in this case the protracted resistance raised by the Corktown community’s...

  • Deux dépotoirs de la fin du 18e-19e siècle trouvés en Haute-Normandie (Rouen et Neufchâtel-en-Bray) (2014)
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    Lors de fouilles archéologiques à Rouen et à Neufchâtel-en-Bray, deux petits dépotoirs ont livré des ensembles céramiques illustrant le vaisselier domestique de la fin du 18e-19e siècle. Ils associent de la vaisselle commune issue des ateliers locaux et des faïences attribuables soit à la production rouennaise, soit d’origine plus lointaine.

  • Dietary behaviors and identity through stables isotopes analysis in the protestant cemetery of St. Matthew, Quebec City (1771-1860) (2014)
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    The objective of this study is to use stable isotope analysis on human remains of a sub-sample of the St. Matthew’s cemetery (Quebec, 1771-1860), to explore how dietary behaviors could have varied in relation to mobility patterns. As diet is closely related to original or adopted culture of an individual, it partly informs us on identity and ‘cultural’ changes through life.Preliminary stable isotopic projects focusing on bone collagen (C and N) allowed us to confirm that this Canadian population...

  • Digging up Whiskey Row: An Archaeological Investigation of the Historic Townsite of Agate Bay (2014)
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    During the summers of 2007-2011, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conducted archaeological investigations at the historic townsite of Agate Bay, located within the present day limits of the City of Two Harbors. Agate Bay was developed in the mid-1880s in conjunction with the opening of the Vermilion Iron Range. During its few short years of existence, Agate Bay acquired a reputation as a rough-and tumble frontier settlement and many historical accounts refer to an especially...

  • Diving in the Dark: Underwater Excavation Methods in Jefferson County, FL (2014)
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    Many sites require an extremely high level of accuracy and precision regarding excavation, identification, and documentation of cultural materials. The dark water and compact sediments in Florida’’s Aucilla River create unique challenges for recording an acceptable level of detail. Here, traditional underwater excavation and documentation techniques such as hand fanning, photogrammetry, and photo-modeling are not applicable. Instead, common terrestrial tools such as line-levels, stick rulers,...

  • “’Double-Barreled Chimnies’”: Discovering an Irish Landscape in Central Virginia (2014)
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    In the 1850s, over 2000 Irish immigrants were brought to an area 20 miles west of Charlottesville, Virginia to construct the tunnels and cuts associated with the Blue Ridge Railroad. The dangerous and lengthly work transformed this transient immigrant population into a semi-settled community for the duration of the decade long project. During the summer of 2013, a field school from the University of Maryland focused excavation efforts on dry-laid stone platforms above the tracks near the eastern...

  • Early Medieval Slavic Industry: Na V’elách, a Great Moravian Craft Production Suburb (2014)
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    During summer 2013, an American archaeological team, in association with colleagues from Masaryk University in Brno, excavated a suburban settlement beyond the perimeter of Pohansko, a fortified, 9th-century Great Moravian stronghold in the southeastern Czech Republic. High population density maintaining stone-built structures was revealed, along with the hardware associated with craftworking in industrial fashion, something heretofore not documented among early Central European Slavic centers....

  • Ethical issues at Loyola’s settlement, French Guyana: digging up a dark history (2014)
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    At the end of the 17th century, Loyola’s settlement represented one of the most important economic complexes of the French Guyana. It was created by Jesuits for production of sugar cane, coffee and indigo. In 1763, Loyola was closed, and the settlement counted over 500 Native or African slaves (Le Roux 1995:7). Introduction of the Black Code reminded every master to inhume their baptized slaves in the parish cemetery (Black Code 1768: 14). Our estimation shows that more than 1,000 individuals...

  • Finding the “Best Clays”: A Geoarchaeological Approach toward Understanding Redware Production in Colonial Barbados (2014)
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    Through much of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, enslaved African and poor white potters produced redware vessels in eastern parishes across the British Caribbean Island of Barbados. While potters predominantly catered to the burgeoning Barbadian sugar industry, they also produced domestic vessel forms that emerged as key fixtures in local markets. Despite their economic impact, Barbadian potters are archaeologically invisible, largely because the utilitarian wares they produced...

  • Got meat?: Old World Animal Domesticates in Early Historic New Mexican Contexts (2014)
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    European contact brought many changes to the New Mexican landscape, including the introduction of domesticated animals with origins in the Old World. By the 19th century, these new animals had transformed the Southwestern landscape, both culturally and biologically. In the pre-Pueblo Revolt Colonial period, however, the abundance and significance of Old World domesticates in New Mexico is much less well understood. The zooarchaeological record of 17th and 18th century New Mexico shows remarkable...

  • Hatmarim Beach Wrecks: Historical Archaeology in Akko Harbor, Israel (2014)
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    While Israel is often associated with the archaeology of ancient peoples, civilizations, and cultures, the modern history and archaeology is also essential to the study of Akko’s maritime activities. Three targets along Hatmarim Beach in Akko were discovered during the Israel Coast Exploration Project’s 2011 survey, as well as a fourth target via aerial photographs in 2012. It is possible that one or more of these ships belonged to the Egyptian fleet commanded by Admiral Osman Nour-ed-din Bey in...

  • Historical Sites as Cultural Resources in Lagos State: A typological analysis (2014)
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    At the Pan African Festival held in Algiers in 1969, cultural leaders and decision makers from most of the African countries proclaim that any African cultural policy should enable the people to acquire knowledge and education in order to assume responsibility for their cultural heritage and development. The recent Declaration of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity adopted by General Conference of UNESCO on 2 November 2001 is also borne out of the conviction that culture takes...

  • The Human-Environment relationship at Oakes Bay 1 (HeCg-08), Dog Island (Labrador): A dendrochronological approach (2014)
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    In Nunatsiavut, recent studies have shown that major changes of the landscape have occurred over the last centuries. Most of them have been related to climate changes. At the Oakes Bay site located at Dog Island (Nain), we have showed that spruce (Picea sp.) declined after ca. 600 BP and that this decrease coincided with an increase in charcoal. Although the precise cause is not yet known, this decline may be due to the arrival of the Inuit and subsequent wood harvesting and consumption. In...

  • Identifying dog remains from protohistoric and post-contact Inuit archaeological sites in Labrador using stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis of bone collagen (2014)
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    Dogs have been an integral component of Inuit life through their role in hunting and transportation, companionship and as a food resource. Archaeologically, these roles can be investigated through the gross morphological analysis of dog remains, however, the bones of wolves are also found at Inuit archaeological sites and can be similar in size and shape to those of dogs, making an accurate species identification difficult. This poster presents ongoing research using stable carbon and nitrogen...

  • Impacts of Atlantic Trade on Ceramic Manufacture in Berefet, The Gambia (2014)
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    The village of Berefet in the Gambia, West Africa was once the site of a British run out-factory used during the Atlantic trade from the 17th to 18th centuries and continued to exist following colonial occupation of the settlement in the 19th century. This poster will address ceramic manufacture at the site using collections recovered in 2010 and 2012 as part of archaeological investigations under the direction of Dr. Liza Gijanto. The low-fired earthenware ceramics will be analyzed to compare...

  • Indigenous navigation tradition in North Patagonia: connections, contacts and routes between theoriental and occidental slopes of the Andes (2014)
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    This research is presented as a study of indigenous navigation and their boats (dugouts and plankboats) for the north Patagonia lakes region, and as an effort to systematize the findings on this subject that are spread and out of context in this area, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the practices and technologies of indigenous sailing tradition and origin. The taxa identification (wood anatomy), typology and morphology, traceology (tool traces, manufacture and use wears), as...

  • An Interdisciplinary Approach to Archaeology and Public Participation (2014)
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    The Walhain-Saint-Paul Project in Belgium, founded in 1998 as a partnership between the Centre de Recherches d’Archéologie Nationale in Belgium and Eastern Illinois University as an archaeological field school, seeks to promote not just archaeology, but also historic preservation to our students and the surrounding community. A protected site since the 1980’s, the 12th century castle has been preserved for further study and cultural heritage. Field schools provide us with teaching...

  • La gestion des vestiges archéologiques en France : des fiches méthodologiques pour leur évaluation, leur sélection et leur conservation sélective. L’exemple du bois (2014)
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    La sous-direction de l’archéologie, direction générale des patrimoines, ministère français de la Culture et de la Communication, a lancé en septembre 2011 une réflexion à l’échelon national sur l’évaluation, la sélection et la conservation sélective des archives du sol. Outre un gros volet juridique, cette réflexion doit permettre d’organiser des protocoles d’évaluation et de conservation sélective du matériel archéologique en élaborant des fiches méthodologiques qui seront mises à la...

  • Les céramiques de La Chapelle-des-Pots dans la collection des Musées de Saintes (2014)
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    Le village de potiers de la Chapelle-des-Pots (France, Charente-Maritime) a produit entre le XIIe et le XXe s. un vaste répertoire de formes diffusées localement mais aussi exportées, notamment en direction du Nouveau Monde.Les musées de la Ville de Saintes conservent une importante collection reflétant cette production. En présentant ces formes traditionnelles et en tentant de faire la part des exportations, de cerner les choix formels qu’elles impliquent éventuellement, nous nous proposons...

  • Life on the Patuxent: An Analysis of Brick Material Culture at Cremona Estate (2014)
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    In the spring of 2012, students from St. Mary’s College of Maryland began directed surveying Cremona Estate, located on the Patuxent River in Southern Maryland. The property was originally purchased as a plantation in 1653 by John Ashcom; a protestant living in the Catholic controlled colony. Research was undertaken to enhance understanding of Cremona’s historical role. Students initiated preliminary investigations of locus three, colloquially termed ‘Brickfield’ for the relatively high...

  • The maritime heritage questionnaire - abridged results (2014)
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    The Maritime Heritage Questionnaire (MHQ) formed part of the author's doctoral research on coastal and submerged heritage management and consisted of a multi-faceted survey intended to capture the activities, impact and influence of the more than 75 institutions that contribute to the United States' maritime heritage preservation framework. The survey, a state-of-the-field assessment comprised of 30 carefully considered questions, was divided into sections addressing organizational information...

  • Material and Social Landscapes of Federal Education for Alaska Natives, 1905-1951 (2014)
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    Between 1905 and 1951, the U.S. Department of the Interior was solely responsible for the education of Alaska Natives. The architecture and ideology of Native education in Alaska was created and implemented by the federal government, first by Bureau of Education after 1905, and after 1931 by the Office of Indians Affairs and its administrative descendants (Alaska Indian Service, Alaska Native Service, and finally the Bureau of Indians Affairs). This poster describes continuity and change in...

  • A Model for Heritage Managers at World War II Prisoner of War Camps (2014)
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    The Second World War was a transformative global conflict with lasting impacts for all nations involved. The military operations of the conflict resulted in the capture of thousands of prisoners of war (POWs) by both the Axis and the Allies. The taking of prisoners had major logistical implications for these modern militaries. The prisoners needed to be housed in a secure location for the duration of the conflict. The archaeological investigation of World War II POW camps is an emerging research...

  • A Modern Boat Mill on the Doubs River (France, Burgundy Region) (2014)
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    An underwater survey in the Doubs River uncovered well-preserved remains of a floating post-medieval mill. The site consists of piling rows (“bouchot, benne, or banne” in Old French) and two boat hulls (Corte and Forain) supporting the machinery. Seven consistent C14 dates were obtained from the pilings, ranging from the fifteenth century to the first half of the seventeenth century. A sample from one of the two boat hulls is dated in the same interval. Two test pit excavations have yielded...

  • Mohegan Field School 2013: Entangled Histories, Entangled Methodologies (2014)
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    This poster summarizes the 2013 season of the Mohegan Archaeological Field School, a collaborative endeavour between the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut and the University of Leicester. This summer the school brought together an incredibly diverse group of participants from across the globe, including Indigenous, American, and British students and staff. Participants worked together to study evolving relations between Mohegan, Anglo, and Anglo-American occupants and visitors to the Cochegan Site in...

  • The Officers’ Barracks and Current Archaeological Investigations at Fort Haldimand, Carleton Island, New York (2014)
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    During the American Revolutionary War, the British outpost on Carleton Island was an integral connection between the cities of Montréal and Québec, and frontier military posts in the Great Lakes. The British military in Canada struggled throughout the war to maintain supply lines over great distances, and provide adequate provisions to these garrisons. Situated at the head of the St. Lawrence River, the diverse activity on Carleton Island included a military fortification, naval base, shipyard,...

  • Outside the Fort: Investigations at a Kickapoo Village Adjacent to Fort Ouiatenon, Tippecanoe County, Indiana (2014)
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    Fort Ouiatenon was a French fur-trading outpost constructed in 1717 on the Wabash River. Wea, Kickapoo, and Mascouten villages were located in the surrounding floodplain. The area remained a focal point of Native American habitation and fur trade through 1791. In past years, extensive excavations have been conducted within the fort proper, resulting in a fair amount of knowledge of the non-indigenous inhabitants of the area. Little attention, however, has been paid to the Native American...

  • Overview of the evolution of a city block in Fort-de-France (Martinique, France) (2014)
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    In the centre of Fort-de-France, a 2012 archaeological dig conducted by INRAP revealed several large-scale construction phases that took place between the end of the 17th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The primitive late 17th century facilities suggest they serviced the urban island. Urbanization occurred during the 18th century with the construction of a first series of buildings which were likely for the Intendant. In the middle of the century, a new building, referred to as...

  • Potiers et poteries de Martincamp (France) (2014)
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    L’invention du grès a entraîné à la fin du Moyen Âge et à l’époque moderne le développement de grands centres de potiers. En Haute Normandie, le seul endroit favorable à cette production a été le pays de Bray, dans le nord de la Seine-Maritime. Là, le hameau de Martincamp, s’est installé à proximité de la forêt d’Eawy, où les potiers pouvaient se procurer les grandes quantités de bois nécessaires à la cuisson du grès. Beaucoup de potiers ont utilisé la même terre pour fabriquer une poterie...

  • Preliminary Investigation of Pensacola’s Colonial Jail (2014)
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    The British occupation of Pensacola Florida resulted in the regularization of a ‘proper’ and formulized town plan with distinct locations for institutions. The Colonial jail, or public gaol, was an integral edifice in the early landscape of Pensacola. The British built the public gaol around 1765, and it operated as one of the few substantive brick buildings in the town that was subsequently used by the sequential Spanish occupants. This poster will explore the preliminary findings from the...

  • Project 400: Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey (2014)
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    The approaching 400th anniversary of the founding of the Plymouth Colony (1620-1691) provides a unique opportunity for research and education on early colonial Massachusetts. The Fiske Center for Archaeological Research, in conjunction with Plimoth Plantation, has begun a series of collaborative initiatives focused on this quatercentenary. In cooperation with other scholars and stakeholders, we plan to develop a public archaeological research and training program to help create a scholarly...

  • The Rediscovery of The City of Tampa, a 19th-Century Single Screw Steamboat (2014)
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    In 2013, the City of Tampa, a locally important 19th-century steamboat, was rediscovered in Blackwater Bay. The wooden-hulled vessel moved people and goods between Milton, Bagdad, and Pensacola. The City of Tampa burned to her waterline in 1921 during repairs, and was considered a complete loss. In 1991, Dr. Roger Smith, Florida’s State Underwater Archaeologist, and his team set out to survey the state’s underwater cultural resources. During this survey, only City of Tampa’s boiler material was...

  • Remembering place(s): Changing commemorative traditions in and across Chinese diaspora cemeteries in North America and Hawaii, 1900-1960 (2014)
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    This poster presents research on grave markers and other monuments from Chinese cemeteries in four Pacific ports: Honolulu (Hawaii), San Francisco (California), Vancouver and Victoria (British Columbia). These cities were among the major hubs for travel, communication and trade between China and Chinese diaspora communities in the Americas. Documenting patterns of change in commemorative practices at these sites allows for an exploration of the relationship between local, national, and...

  • Revisiting the Highbourne Cay Wreck : How modern methods can help re-interpret a shipwreck site (2014)
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    The Highbourne Cay wreck presents a unique opportunity for researchers to study the degradation of a previously investigated site. Originally discovered and salvaged in the 1960’s and dated to the early 16th century, researchers from Texas A&M University re-visited the site in the 1980’s as it appeared to be contemporaneous with a neighboring shipwreck. This partial excavation reported astonishing results as a large portion of the main mast step of the vessel was well preserved and intact. ...

  • Settlement in Colonial Quebec: Implications from a Stable Isotope Study of Enamel Carbonate from Montréal and Québec City (2014)
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    Notre-Dame cemetery in Montréal (1691-1796) and St. Matthew’s cemetery in Quebec City (1771-1860) are major sources of information about colonization in Québec. We analyzed stable isotopes of enamel carbonate (d13C and d18O) of teeth formed between the ages of 2 and 8 years for 92 individuals to address questions regarding immigration provenance. Results show that in Montréal, individuals were mainly established colonists (52%), while 35% came from regions with higher d18O, and 13% from regions...

  • Seventeenth-Century Ceramics Related to an Enameler’s Workshop in Rouen (2014)
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    la réalisation en 1993 d’un parking souterrain en plein centre ville de Rouen a permis la découverte d’un ensemble de céramiques associées aux rebuts d’un atelier d’artisan verrier. Le mobilier comprend de nombreux éléments de matière première, des objets de parure (perles, boutons, bagues, anneaux, résilles...), des verreries et des céramiques à usage domestique et culinaire.

  • Sharing the Sweet Life: Public Archaeology in practice at a historic Louisiana sugar mill (2014)
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    The LSU Rural Life Museum conducted Phase III data recovery excavations at the sugar mill portion of the Chatsworth Plantation site (16EBR192) now in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from January to June 2013. Chatsworth Plantation existed as a sugar producer along the banks of the Mississippi River from the 1840s until the property was sold at a Sheriff’s sale in 1928. The purpose of this poster is to demonstrate the efforts made by the project team to engage the public with historic archaeology. The...

  • Stories Bricks Can Tell: Elizabethan texts and 3-D Scanning Inform Archaeological Interpretation of Roanoke Colony Metallurgical Research (2014)
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    The first English settlement attempt in the New World, organized by Sir Walter Ralegh in 1585, included a contingent of ‘mineral men’ led by a metallurgist from Prague named Joachim Ganz. At the colony’s settlement on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, Ganz established what archaeologist Ivor Noel Hume describes as ‘America’s First Science Center’ to assay and smelt ore specimens. Evidence of this earliest metallurgical work in North America consists of a few excavated items: charcoal, crucible...

  • Surveillance in the Wake of Rebellion in Barbados (2014)
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    A series of signal towers were constructed in Barbados in reaction to a slave rebellion in 1816. This study uses GIS and GPS to plot and assess the view-sheds of surveillance and control created by the construction of a series of six signal towers (1816-1819). ‘Bussa’s Rebellion which began resulted in damage to 54 plantations and the death of well over 200 enslaved laborers (in battle or by execution). The rebellion sent ripples of fear through the island’s planter, business, and military...

  • Underworld Archaeology: Exploring a Rumored Detroit Speakeasy (2014)
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    This poster highlights the 2013 investigations by Wayne State University students of a rumored speakeasy associated with the notorious Purple Gang located in the basement of a Detroit bar. During Prohibition, 1919-1933, the sale of liquor was the second-most profitable business in Detroit after the automobile industry. As immigrants and industries transformed the Prohibition-era landscape, so too did powerful criminals as they took advantage of the social and political conditions to consolidate...

  • Urban Archaeological Landscapes in Laranjeiras, Sergipe State, Brazil (2014)
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    The Project’s ‘Urban Archaeological Landscapes in Laranjeiras, Sergipe State, Brazil’ goal is to reach a better understanding of the different social constructions of the urban landscape. We will focus on the less privileged groups, such as African and African-descendent, slaves and freemen, the main labor providers in the Vale do Cotinguiba throughout the 17th and 19th centuries.The construction of the Retiro church in 1701 and the Comandaroba Chapel in 1734, mark the beginning of the...

  • Window Glass Analysis (2014)
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    Investigations by historical archaeologists reveal that window glass gradually increased in thickness throughout the nineteenth century. Numerous equations and methods have been derived for predicting an initial building construction date based on the thickness of window glass fragments recovered from a site. However, there are questions concerning the accuracy and application of these approaches, especially when dealing with sites that have a long period of occupation. By modifying and...

  • Yaughan and Curriboo: A New Look at Two Eighteenth-Century Low Country Plantations (2014)
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    A Save America’s Treasures grant allows researchers, for the first time, the ability to examine data from excavations conducted in the 1980s at Yaughan and Curriboo plantations in the South Carolina Low Country. The sites represent some of the most extensively excavated slave quarters at that time in South Carolina. They are unique both in terms of the phenomenal amount of colonoware recovered from them as well as the presence of architectural evidence for a slave quarter building sequence from...

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