Society for Historical Archaeology 2019

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This collection contains the abstracts from the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, held in St. Charles, Missouri, January 9–12, 2019. Most files in this collection contain the abstract only.

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  • The 2018 Discovery of "Lady Lex", the First American Aircraft Carrier Casualty (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kervin Michaud. Alexis Catsambis.

    This is an abstract from the "Developing Standard Methods, Public Interpretation, and Management Strategies on Submerged Military Archaeology Sites" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Three thousand meters below the surface of the Coral Sea lies one of the earliest U.S. aircraft carriers. USS Lexington (CV-2), alongside 35 of her aircraft and 216 of her crew, was lost in May of 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first engagement between...

  • 30 Years Later: Revisiting the 1733 San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve and San Felipe Shipwreck Sites in the Florida Keys (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Samuel I. Haskell. Matthew S. Lawrence. Charles D Beeker. Kirsten M. Hawley. Tori Galloway.

    This is an abstract from the "Reflections, Practice, and Ethics in Historical Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 1988, Indiana University (IU) assisted the State of Florida in the survey and inspection of the 1733 San Pedro and San Felipe shipwrecks with the goal of selecting a candidate for the creation of an underwater archaeological preserve. In April 1989, the San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park was opened to...

  • 3D Printing for Maritime Cultural Heritage: A Design for All Approach (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Anne E. Wright.

    This is an abstract from the "Technology in Terrestrial and Underwater Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This research examines issues in accessibility to maritime cultural heritage. Using the Pillar Dollar Wreck, this research presents an approach to public outreach based on the concept of Design for All. Design for All advocates creating products that are accessible and functional for all users. As a part of this project, an exhibit...

  • An Account of Ancient Stone Anchors in the Northern Shoreline of the Persian Gulf (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sorna Khakzad.

    This is an abstract from the "Current Research in Maritime Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This paper is an introduction to the historical stone anchors in the Northern shoreline of the Persian Gulf. This area is under ongoing and rapid urban and industrial development, with limited systematic studies on the underwater and coastal cultural heritage. This paper presents a collection of stone anchors and stone weights, which has been...

  • Additional Slave Settlements at Cannon’s Point Plantation (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicholas Honerkamp. Lindsey Cochran.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Enslavement" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Thanks to a recent clear cutting approach to eliminating stands of pine-beetle-infested trees at Cannon’s Point Plantation, St. Simons Island, Georgia, an additional slave cabin settlement has been identified. A systematic survey was carried out at the site by the University of Tennessee during the summer of 2018, resulting in the recovery of domestic...

  • Admiring the Hush Arbor: Confronting Slavery in the American South (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael B Thomin. Tristan J Harrenstein.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In March 2017, the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) North Central regional office created a new public program called "Admiring the Hush Arbor." A hush arbor was a meeting place, usually secret, that took place outdoors where enslaved African-Americans practiced religious traditions and served as a framework...

  • The Advice You Were Looking For: The ACUA Mentorship Program Panel Discussion (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Keilani Hernandez.

    This is an abstract from the "The Advice You Were Looking For: The ACUA Mentorship Program Panel Discussion" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Beginning January 2018, at the previous Society for Historical Archaeology Conference in New Orleans, LA, the Advisory Council of Underwater Archaeology organization debuted the Mentorship Program consisting of leading professionals in underwater archaeology careers. Once debuted, there was an overwhelming...

  • African Mortuary Dreams in Alabama: A First Look at the Old Plateau/Africatown Cemetery Burial Patterns (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Neil Norman.

    This is an abstract from the "Cemeteries and Burial Practices" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The last slaver to make the TransAtlantic Crossing did so in 1860.  Those who survived the passage built a community at Africatown, just northeast of Mobile Alabama.  At Africatown, they mixed African and European elements in their daily practices and material culture.  This paper explores burial patterns at the Africatown/Old Plateau Cemetery. It...

  • Aircraft Recovery for Education: Lessons Learned by The National Naval Aviation Museum. (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Nathaniel King.

    This is an abstract from the "Developing Standard Methods, Public Interpretation, and Management Strategies on Submerged Military Archaeology Sites" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The mission of the National Naval Aviation Museum (NNAM), a Naval and History Heritage Command field museum, is to "select, collect, preserve and display historic artifacts relating to the history of Naval Aviation."  NNAM uses a wide variety of aircraft, artifacts,...

  • Amelia Earhart Versus Castaway Cobbler, The Notorious Bones Of Nikumaroro Island (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Daniel Koski-Karell.

    This is an abstract from the "Exploring the Recent Past" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The disappearance of the famous aviatrix Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan during an attempted around-the-world flight in 1937 remain a compelling mystery. In March 2018, news media worldwide proclaimed that a new analysis of human remains found on Nikumaroro Island in the Pacific shows with ostensible 99% certainty that they were Earhart's. This...

  • The American Fur Company's Industrial Fishing Experiment On Isle Royale (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Brendan J. Doucet.

    This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The American Fur Company was in decline by the 1830’s as fashion trends shifted in Europe. To diversify, the AFC expanded into the fishing industry in Lake Superior. This paper focuses on the understudied history of the AFC and early industrial fishing on Isle Royale. Fishing operations took place on the island from 1837-1841. Industrial fishing operations...

  • Analysis of Ash and Slag Deposits at George Washington's Mount Vernon (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lily Carhart.

    This is an abstract from the "Meaning in Material Culture" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 1987, two large features consisting primarily of slag, ash, charcoal, iron waste and trim, were excavated in the area known as the North Grove at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. This area, directly north of the mansion, is adjacent to the blacksmith shop, which led to the conclusion that the features were the primary blacksmithing waste deposits....

  • "And Fill It Solidly With Brushwood and Earth or Such of Them As Would Suit Him Best": 18th and 19th Century Landmaking in Alexandria, VA (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Tatiana Niculescu.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Like many other port cities of the time, Alexandria, Virginia’s waterfront changed drastically over the course of the 18th and 19th centuries. Recent excavations at the Robinson Landing site, along with previous work along the waterfront provide valuable data on how early Alexandrians created land to...

  • Anglo-Native Interactions in Context: A Discussion of "Anglo-Native Zones" at the Country’s House Site (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Rebecca Webster.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Contact and Colonialism" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Until recently, the interactions between Native peoples and European settlers in Maryland during the seventeenth century have been treated as momentary incidences of contact of individuals occupying the same colonial landscape. However, in reality, the lives of the Native peoples of Maryland and the European settlers were if not directly,...

  • Archaeogaming: A Different Approach to Public Archaeology (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Coy J. Idol. Katherine D. Thomas.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeogaming is multidisplinary approach to understanding the intersection between archaeology and video games. Our work in this field has been directed towards using it to create a new avenue for reaching out to the public. As part of this new avenue, archaeogaming provides an opportunity to reach different groups...

  • Archaeological Evidence of the Colonial Occupation in a House in Downtown Mexico City (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lorena Medina Martínez.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Contact and Colonialism" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The history that can be obtained through archaeology in large cities such as México City is difficult to recover due to constant occupation and transformation of the space. It is for this reason that urban archaeology plays a very important role in recovering, investigating, and protecting the material evidence left by past occupations that...

  • Archaeological Investigations at the Montgomery Site, Kenosha County, Wisconsin. (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert F. Sasso. Daniel J. Joyce.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 3: Material Culture and Site Studies" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Montgomery site is one of several important historic sites in the Petrifying Springs-Pike Woods locality in northeastern Kenosha County in southeastern Wisconsin. The Montgomery cabin (ca. 1834-1839) is reputed to be the first Euro-American cabin built within what became Kenosha County. Partly excavated by avocational...

  • Archaeological Investigations of Fort Amsterdam, Sint Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Todd H. Ahlman. Suzanne Sanders. Ashley H. McKeown. Fred van Keulen.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Fort Amsterdam (ca. 1680s-1810s) was a small military and commercial fort on the west coast of the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius in the northern Lesser Antilles. The fort’s primary purpose was to protect Oranje Bay, where ships anchored to bring goods to the Lower Town warehouses, and from around 1724...

  • Archaeology Non-Profits and Community Programs: The Struggle to Keep Archaeology Important in the Eyes of the Public (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexandra Jones.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeology Non-Profits and Community Programs: The Struggle to Keep Archaeology Important in the Eyes of the Public" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Community outreach and education is an often overlooked area in the field of archaeology. While cultural resource management and academic archaeology produce large amounts of raw and interpretive data, the dissemination of that data to the public is often over looked....

  • Archaeology Of "Copper Country's" Underrepresented Communities (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Brendan J. Doucet. Cooper D. Sheldon. Gideon L. Hoekstra. Timothy Scarlett.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has a rich history of copper mining with many of its narratives celebrating the capitalists and/or the skilled and "unskilled" immigrant workers who worked in the mining industry. This poster synthesizes the archaeological evidence left behind by communities that...

  • Archaeology of 17th Century Iberian Shipwrecks: Assessment and Comparison of Excavated,Recorded and Published Hull Remains (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Ricardo Borrero Londoño.

    This is an abstract from the "Current Research and On Going Projects at the J Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The 17th century Iberian naval heritage has suffered a devastating reality. Out of 55 wrecks around the world that have been identified as Iberian, 37 have either been destroyed, looted, or salvaged by treasure hunters, and just 11 have been the subject of archaeological work. Only the San...

  • The Archaeology of Cassipora Creek: Exploratory Investigations of a 17th-Century Jewish Settlement in Suriname (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Simon Goldstone. David M. Markus.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Contact and Colonialism" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In the 17th-century, Jewish migrants from Europe began settling in Suriname, where they were granted unprecedented autonomy in governing their community and openly practicing their religion. In 1665, these Jewish settlers established their first synagogue and cemetery along the Cassipora Creek, which would become the namesake of their...

  • Archaeology, Education, and Heritage Management in Bates County, Missouri (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Ann M. Raab.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. For the past ten years, archaeological research in rural Bates County, Missouri has uncovered the hidden histories of the unique Civil War landscape located on the Missouri/Kansas border. Through an examination of farmsteads in the path of the destruction of General Order No. 11, as well as the site of the first...

  • ArcheoChallenge: Incentivizing Archeological Awareness and Tourism in National Parks (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Dietrich. Dawn Bringelson.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The National Park Service (NPS) has two main incentive-based tourism programs: The Passport and Junior Rangers.  Both of these offer guests souvenirs of their experiences in parks, and have successfully harnessed the psychology of collecting to foster enthusiasm and support for NPS resources, places, and stories.  The...

  • "Artifacts and Advertisements and Articles, Oh My": Life and Culture at the Hotel Pend d’Oreille (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Molly Swords.

    This is an abstract from the "Exploring the Recent Past" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Often historical archaeologists are left with only a few pieces of the historical puzzle of the past.  Using archaeological artifacts, historic advertisements, and news articles- I hope to illuminate part of the history of the Hotel Pend d’Oreille.  The Hotel Pend d’Oreille operated in the early 1900s in the railroad town of Sandpoint, Idaho.  There were...

  • Assessing Healthcare amid World War II Incarceration (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Stacey L Camp.

    This is an abstract from the "Health and Inequality in the Archaeological Record" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeologists frequently recover artifacts that speak to the health and welfare of individuals or a community they are studying. Archaeologists can use these medicinal- and healthcare-related artifacts to assess an individual or community’s quality of life. This is particularly important to investigate in the context of...

  • At Risk in Delaware: Nature and Culture in Conflict (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only John P McCarthy.

    This is an abstract from the "Case Studies from SHA’s Heritage at Risk Committee" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Delaware is one of the most low-lying coastal regions in the country, and the state has experienced relative sea-level rise at the rate of approximately one inch a decade over the course of the 20th century.  Delaware has recognized as a matter of state policy that sea-level rise is a reality that has affected the state in the past...

  • "Athens of the Ozarks": The Archaeology of Cane Hill College, Arkansas's First University (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kimberly Pyszka. Bobby R. Braly.

    This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Founded by Cumberland Presbyterians in 1827, Cane Hill, located in Northwest Arkansas, was once a thriving community centered on agriculture, religion, education, and its milling industry. Education was very important to the Cumberland Presbyterians and plans for their growing community. In 1834 they established the first public school and library in the...

  • Ballast or Just Another Rock? Using XRF to Source Basalt Cobbles from Bridgetown, Antigua (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Arik J. K. Bord.

    This is an abstract from the "Current Research and On Going Projects at the J Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The site of Bridgetown, Antigua lies on the east side of Willoughby Bay near the Crossroads Rehabilitation facility owned and founded by musician, Eric Clapton. The site holds the remains of a town and associated harbour designated as a commerce center in a law regulating trade and taxes on...

  • Basin Harbor Wreck Field School 2018 (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Mason Parody.

    This is an abstract from the "Shipwrecks and the Public: Getting People Engaged with their Maritime History" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The 2018 Lake Champlain Maritime Museum field school returns to the wreck site at Basin Harbor. Despite not yet having a ship identification nor knowledge of the exact type of vessel which lies at the bottom of the marina, this season’s work consisted of further excavation and documentation of the site by...

  • The Battle of La Hougue, 1692: A portrait of the early French Navy of Colbert (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Marijo Gauthier-bérubé.

    This is an abstract from the "Current Research and On Going Projects at the J Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the Nine Years War (1688-97), Louis XIV of France was fighting most of the other European powers, both in Europe and the Americas. By 1692, France’s earlier victories had provided the opportunity for a large invasion force to cross the English Channel near La Hougue. The fleet was...

  • Bear’s Oil, Hair Dye, and Chemicals: Bottles from a Civil War Photograph Gallery, Camp Nelson, KY (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only W. Stephen McBride.

    This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Recent excavations at the Civil War C. J. Young Photograph Gallery and Stencil Shop site, Camp Nelson, KY have uncovered a large assemblage of bottle glass.  Analysis of these bottle fragments, including minimum vessel counts and vessel reconstruction, have identified a large number and variety of bottled products including hair oil, hair dye, ink, various...

  • Beginning a Career in Public Archaeology. (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael C. Meinkoth.

    This is an abstract from the "Beginning a Career in Public Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The focus of this symposium is on students and young professionals who are looking to start careers in "public archaeology." Public Archaeology can encompass engaging the public to share archaeological findings, participating in archaeological research, promote awareness and stewardship of archaeological resources, and providing education about...

  • Beyond Data Collection and Hands-On Experience: The Importance and Effects of Engaging Students in Archaeological Research (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristen R. Fellows.

    This is an abstract from the "Beyond Data Collection and Hands-On Experience: The Importance and Effects of Engaging Students in Archaeological Research" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Most historical archaeologists working in an academic setting offer field schools for their students; these projects often occur locally (perhaps even on campus), but can also take place further afield. Such opportunities allow students to learn by doing and offer...

  • Biology of a Shipwreck: Dendrogyra Cylindrus on the 1724 Guadalupe Underwater Archaeological Preserve (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Emma DeLillo. Charles D Beeker. Claudia C. Johnson. Samuel I. Haskell.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In June of 2011, Indiana University Underwater Science inaugurated the 1724 Guadalupe Underwater Archaeological Preserve (GUAP) as a Living Museum of the Sea, designed to protect both the submerged cultural and biological resources of the site. Located in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic, the site is an...

  • Black Lives Matter: The Fight Against Intersectional Operations of Oppression Within Historical Archaeology (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Ayana Flewellen.

    This is an abstract from the "Black Lives Matter: The Fight Against Intersectional Operations of Oppression Within Historical Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. St. Charles is 15 miles from Ferguson, Missouri, the place in which the Black Lives Matter became nationally recognized for its street demonstrations following the 2014 death of Michael Brown and the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer in 2013. #BlackLivesMatter is a...

  • The Boomerang: Archaeological and Historical Investigations of a Missouri CCC Camp (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeffrey Yelton. Kevin Courtwright.

    This is an abstract from the "Exploring the Recent Past" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Civilian Conservation Corps was a major federal program during the Great Depression, employing over one million men, trying to rebuild their lives. One company of older military veterans, 1771-V, occupied a camp near Warrensburg, Missouri from 1934-1939. Archaeological and historical research based at the University of Central Missouri has revealed...

  • Bottles to Bankruptcy: The Failure of Eagle Glass Works, 1845–1849 (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Samuel A Pickard. Thomas Kutys.

    This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. New historical and archaeological evidence uncovered as part of the I-95 project has illuminated the story of the rise and eventual demise of Eagle Glass Works (1845–1849). Despite its brief life-span, this little-known glassworks was connected with major names in the mid-19th century glass and pharmaceutical fields. Founded as a soda and beer bottle...

  • Breaking the Surface: 2018 Recovery of the Wooden Schooner Barge Adriatic (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Loren R Clark. Matthew J Maus. Stephen James.

    This is an abstract from the "Submerged Cultural Resources and the Maritime Heritage of the Great Lakes" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Proposed improvements to Berth 1 at the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Yard in Sturgeon Bay will require removal of the remains of the self-unloading, wooden schooner barge Adriatic. What would become an iconic vessel type on the Great Lakes, the Adriatic, built in 1889, was converted into one of the earliest...

  • Bulow Plantation and Fort Bulowville: Considering the Pompeii Premise in Plantation and Conflict Archaeology (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only James Davidson.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Enslavement" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Over the course of five summer field schools, University of Florida researchers have explored the Bulow Plantation, a large sugar plantation in East Florida, founded in 1821 and destroyed by fire in 1836 during the Second Seminole War, after it was briefly transformed into a makeshift military installation called Fort Bulowville.  Two slave cabins and...

  • Calculating the Probability of Local Coarse Earthenware Manufacture at the 17th Century Coan Hall Site Utilizing pXRF Analysis (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Eric Schweickart.

    This is an abstract from the "Technology in Terrestrial and Underwater Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Excavations at the Coan Hall site in Northumberland County Virginia, targeting the earliest permanent English settlement on the southern bank of the Potomac River, have uncovered sherds of low-fired, coarse earthenware ceramics with an unusual hematite-speckled paste. Moreover, fragments of daub have been recovered from the site...

  • Carceral Islands in Latin America: Comparing the Galapagos to Other Sites of Frontier Criminal Exile (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Ross W. Jamieson.

    This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Our excavations at the El Progreso Hacienda in the Galapagos are working towards an understanding of this remote late 19th century sugar plantation, and its use of criminals and vagrants for part of the workforce.  The use of the Galapagos as islands of exile/imprisonment has been an ongoing part of the relationship of Ecuador to the Galapagos, and...

  • Cats and Dogs in Late 18th Century Philadelphia Society (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Marie Pipes.

    This is an abstract from the "Zooarchaeology, Faunal, and Foodways Studies" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Cats and dogs have lived with humans for thousands of years. Our relationship with both species evolved and changed over time as their social importance in Euromerican culture shifted from being working animals to status symbols, especially during the 18th century. Unlike other domesticated species, their remains tend to be poorly...

  • Centering the Margins of "History": Reading Material Narratives of Identity Along the Edges of the Colonial Southeast (ca. 1650-1720) (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jon Marcoux.

    This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Not long ago, our "historical" narratives concerning 17th and 18th-century southeastern Indian communities read like colonial maps with neatly depicted "Tribal" territories and towns. Like those maps, the narratives presented a timeless "history" for groups whose identities were rooted to specific locations. This paper traces a shift in our...

  • Ceramics and Socioeconomic Status: Insights from Janis-Ziegler Site (23SG272), Ste. Genevieve, Missouri (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Meredith M Hawkins Trautt.

    This is an abstract from the "The Transformation of Historical Archaeology: Papers in Honor of Charles E Orser, Jr" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Janis-Ziegler site was occupied by two families of different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Excavations at the site have identified the presence of artifacts associated with an outbuilding and the main residence, including ceramics.  Economic scaling of ceramics has provided archaeologists...

  • Ceremonial Landscapes in the Middle Chesapeake (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Julia King. Scott Strickland.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Contact and Colonialism" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The spatial turn in the humanities is sending archaeologists and their Native colleagues back into the documentary, oral history, and archaeological records to tease out elements of the indigenous cultural landscape – in the deep past, in the colonial past, and in the present. Ceremonial landscapes are an important part of the indigenous...

  • Challenges and Opportunities for the Heritage at Risk Community (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Miller.

    This is an abstract from the "Case Studies from SHA’s Heritage at Risk Committee" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2016 the Florida Public Archaeology Network (HMS) launched the Heritage Monitoring Scout (HMS Florida) program to engage the public in monitoring sites predicted to be impacted by climate change. Since that time the program continues to grow, and with each year faces new challenges. This paper will discuss initial obstancles to...

  • Changing Times, Changing Tastes: A Comparison of 18th and 19th Century Consumption Patterns at James Madison's Montpelier (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Scott Oliver.

    This is an abstract from the "Zooarchaeology, Faunal, and Foodways Studies" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The 18th century has often taken a back seat when it comes to the interpretation of James Madison’s Montpelier. Two sites near the mansion, however, offer a unique window into the lives of the Madison family in the transition from the 18th to early 19th century. The South Kitchen, one of six structures within the South Yard complex, is an...

  • Charles Orser and his Contributions to the Brazilian Historical Archaeology (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lucio Menezes Ferreira. Pedro Paulo Funari.

    This is an abstract from the "The Transformation of Historical Archaeology: Papers in Honor of Charles E Orser, Jr" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Professor Orser has been important to Brazilian Historical Archaeology in many ways:  he has played an especially large role in detailing the subtleties of everyday resistance, mainly in his studies about "Quilombo dos Palmares"; he was the first American archaeologist (and the only one at this...

  • The Chico Chinese: A Story of Chinese Exclusion (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Erica R. Hill.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. From the 1850s to the 1930s feelings and actions towards Chinese settlers in the West changed and bubbled in to the 1932 Chinese Exclusion Act. This poster gives a regional history of post-Gold Rush California which displays how anti-Chinese beliefs became political action towards Chinese Exclusion in a small...

  • Chuck’s Stomping Grounds and Historical Archaeology’s Haunts: Or, How Charles Orser’s Work Haunts Me (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathryn E Sampeck.

    This is an abstract from the "The Transformation of Historical Archaeology: Papers in Honor of Charles E Orser, Jr" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Chuck Orser has taken me all sorts of places, both geographic and intellectual. In fact, he has helped me see the value of connecting concept and place. This paper situates the sociopolitical dynamics of colonialism, Eurocentrism, capitalism, and modernity in their inescapably trans-Atlantic places by...

  • Cleaning Up "A Blot On Civilization": Examining Archaeological Evidence Of The Medical And Scientific Regulation Of Midwifery During The Progressive Era (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer M Saunders.

    This is an abstract from the "Constructing Bodies and Persons: Health and Medicine in Historic Social Context" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Our dominant historical narrative teaches us that the Progressive Era of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a period of sweeping reform that resulted in universal improvements to the well-being of people in the United States. Archaeological evidence has the potential to bring to light...

  • The Columbia St. Cemetery Project: A Forgotten Cemetery in Downtown Springfield, Ohio (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Darlene L. Brooks Hedstrom. Anna Crichton. Casey Juday.

    This is an abstract from the "Cemeteries and Burial Practices" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Columbia St. Cemetery Project (CSC) is a joint initiative in Springfield, Ohio bringing together a university, a charitable foundation, the city, and the community to document the city’s oldest cemetery. Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, the small site (7227 m2) is the burial ground for the earliest residents (beginning in 1812) and...

  • Coming in with a Tide, Going out with a Forklift: The Spring Break Shipwreck Project (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Allyson Ropp.

    This is an abstract from the "A Sudden Wreck: Interdisciplinary Research on the Spring Break Shipwreck, St Johns County, Florida" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Spring Break shipwreck washed ashore just north of St. Augustine in late March 2018. The media presence created a cultural phenomenon of the hull remains with stories and images spreading worldwide. The first four days of the project brought out thousands of people and a drive to...

  • Commodification, Taskscapes, And The Alienation From Landscape At The Biry House In Castroville, Texas (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only David Hanley.

    This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Scholars have employed Ingold’s concept of the taskscape in order to understand how past population interacted with their landscape. In a historic context, taskscape connections between past populations and their landscape become harder to understand due to commodity fetishism, when the capitalist market both spatially and socially alienates those using an...

  • Community Involvement in the Management of Submerged Cultural Resources on Lake Champlain (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Sabick.

    This is an abstract from the "Shipwrecks and the Public: Getting People Engaged with their Maritime History" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the summer of 2018 the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) began an initiative to involve the local avocational dive community in the management of the cultural resources of Lake Champlain.  Through the support of a National Maritime Heritage Grant, LCMM archaeologists began the process of training...

  • Complicating Dichotomies of Grief and Blame: Examining the Heritage of Stalinist Repression (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Margaret A Comer.

    This is an abstract from the "Exploring the Recent Past" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. A key point of conflict and contest at sites related to Soviet repression is the matter of victimhood and perpetration. At each site, who is identified as a victim, perpetrator, or bystander, and why? Who decides on these classifications, and, within each site’s interpretation, is there any reflection of the very real contestation and ambivalence that attend...

  • A Conflict of Values: Bridging the Gap Between Collectors and Professionals (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Barbara A. Clark.

    This is an abstract from the "Reflections, Practice, and Ethics in Historical Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The unified ethic has traditionally been used in other fields of study  as a foundation for ethical decision making. The unified ethic makes use of various ethical theories in a process that results in clarity and coherence of the conflict. This paper proposes that the unified ethic can be used to reach a consensus among...

  • Connecting Rivers, Sea, & Land: Panhandle Maritime National Heritage Area (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Della A Scott-Ireton. Sorna Khakzad. Michael B Thomin.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Florida history is firmly connected to its maritime landscape. A number of interpreted shipwreck trails, maritime museums, and archaeological resources along major rivers connect Northwest Florida’s land to its waterways and coastal areas. Although this region’s history plays an important part in the development of...

  • Connecting Working Class History with Working Class Culture: Activist Archaeology in the Portland Neighborhood (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only M. Jay Stottman.

    This is an abstract from the "Communicating Working Class Heritage in the 21st Century: Values, Lessons, Methods, and Meanings" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Is working class history being forgotten?  What is working class heritage to the working class today?  This paper will examine the relationship between working class people and their history.  It also will critically analyze academia’s role in preserving this history and its inherent...

  • Constructing National Belonging After the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan: a Case Study of Delhi’s Refugee Resettlement Housing (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Erin P Riggs.

    This is an abstract from the "Exploring the Recent Past" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In an increasingly mobile world, the places most central to peoples' identities are often modern and fluid, as opposed to fixed and related to historic origins. This paper discusses 1947 Partition refugee resettlement housing in Delhi which was an important site of national identity construction. Following Indian independence, the millions of refugees who...

  • Constructing the Military Revolution (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Annaliese Dempsey.

    This is an abstract from the "Current Research and On Going Projects at the J Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. European naval warfare in the 17th century went through a dramatic change against the backdrop of the Second Anglo-Dutch War.  English and Dutch navies, using the ship of the line as an offensive weapon, switched from a melee style of battle to the line of battle.  This new tactic, which...

  • Construction of the CityPlace Schooner (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Julia M. Herbst.

    This is an abstract from the "Shipwrecks and the Public: Getting People Engaged with their Maritime History" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2015, the remains of an early 19th-century schooner were discovered below Bathurst Street and Fort York Boulevard in downtown Toronto, during the construction of the CityPlace neighborhood. The wreck, located alongside the remains of the Queen’s Wharf, was excavated and relocated to Fort York National...

  • Contextualizing Confederate Monuments in the South: How to Talk About Scary Things (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Tristan J Harrenstein.

    This is an abstract from the "Reflections, Practice, and Ethics in Historical Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. As a discipline of introverts, we avoid talking about potentially contentious subjects too often. This habit is detrimental to both us and the public. Instead of viewing them as merely dangerous or risky, these topics are also an opportunity. Strong feelings in an audience means we do not need to convince them that it is...

  • Copper On The Borderlands Of New Spain...It's Complicated (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Russell K Skowronek. Richard E Johnson. James R. Hinthorne.

    This is an abstract from the "Meaning in Material Culture" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Copper vessels are an understudied artifact category for students of the Spanish colonial experience.  At the 2018, SHA New Orleans meeting the promise and problems associated with the analysis of copper vessels was discussed.  This included forms, uses, nomenclature, and fabrication. In that presentation, copper vessels from the Southeast U.S. and Texas...

  • The Cornplanter Grant: Listing Pennsylvania’s First Native American Traditional Cultural Property (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Keith T Heinrich.

    This is an abstract from the ""We Especially Love the Land We Live On": Documenting Native American Traditional Cultural Properties of the Historic Period" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2015, as a result of the installation of Positive Train Control poles along their rail lines, seven Class I freight railroad companies created the Cultural Resource Fund to address historic preservation and environmental reviews.  The ten million dollar fund...

  • Crafting the Nomination for the Cornplanter Grant TCP, Warren County, Pennsylvania (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Chris Espenshade.

    This is an abstract from the ""We Especially Love the Land We Live On": Documenting Native American Traditional Cultural Properties of the Historic Period" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Cornplanter Grant was the first TCP nominated in Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania issued the Grant to Chief Cornplanter of the Senecas in the 1790s, but the lands had been occupied back into the Paleoindian times.  The nomination was...

  • "Cures after Doctors Fail": A Four-Field Approach to Medicated Pain Relief in Early 20th Century America (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jennifer A. Porter-Lupu.

    This is an abstract from the "Constructing Bodies and Persons: Health and Medicine in Historic Social Context" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In this paper, I take a four field approach to medicated pain relief in early 20th century America, analyzing the way personal narratives of health and illness were created and experienced through pain relief testimonials and marketing techniques. Medical and biological anthropologists have studied the...

  • A database for the underwater cultural heritage of Portugal (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Filipe Castro.

    This is an abstract from the "Current Research and On Going Projects at the J Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Ignored since long, the underwater cultural heritage of Portugal needs an assessment, an inventory, a diagnostic, and a set of policies for its study and protection. At the ShipLAB we believe that no policy towards the cultural heritage that does not include the population is bound to fail....

  • Days of Ore: Underwater Archaeological Investigations of Freedom Iron Mine, Captain C.T. Roberts' Wet Prospect (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Caitlin Zant. Paul Reckner. Tamara Thomson.

    This is an abstract from the "Submerged Cultural Resources and the Maritime Heritage of the Great Lakes" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In the early decades of the twentieth century, there was a brief boom in industrial-scale iron mining in the Baraboo Range Iron District in central Wisconsin. Freedom Mine, located in LaRue, Wisconsin, is one of the few examples of these iron ore mines left in the region, and its underground workings remain...

  • Dead Bodies & the Politics of Memory: Bioarchaeology at the UWI Mona and the Decolonization of Heritage (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only John T Shorter.

    This is an abstract from the "Health and Inequality in the Archaeological Record" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2016, the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona interned human skeletal material recovered during the construction of its Basic Medical Sciences Complex (BMSC). Fragmented and bereft of context, these remains were initially believed to be of little scientific value, but as James Deetz would concur, greater narratives often...

  • The Delfosse-Allard Site: A Middle Historic Occupation in the Potawatomi Refuge on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only John D. Richards.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the mid-to-late 17th century, Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula became a refuge for Potawatomi fleeing Iroquois predation. Consequently, sites dating to Middle Historic times should be relatively common on the peninsula. Curiously, this is not the case even though two large scale, systematic surveys have been...

  • Determining German Ethnic Identity in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri: Study of the Janis-Ziegler Site (23G272) (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lisa M. Dretske.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. My Graduate research examined the ways in which German immigrants constructed their ethnic identity in a town dominated by French colonial descendants. The analysis is based on material culture recovered from excavations at the Janis-Ziegler/Green Tree Tavern site (23G272) in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and historical...

  • The Devil’s Belt: Visualizing Nineteenth Century Shipping Losses off the Coast of Rhode Island (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Heather Brown.

    This is an abstract from the "Maritime Transportation, History, and War in the 19th-Century Americas" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. United States Schooner Revenge ran aground and sank in 1811 near Watch Hill, Rhode Island. At the eastern end of the Devil’s Belt, this area has a long history of wrecks, rescues, and salvage. In order to assess other cultural material likely to be present near Revenge, NHHC conducted a study of historic shipwrecks...

  • DIG! Goes to College: Experiential Learning in the College Classroom (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Cook.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Archibald Blair Site at Colonial Williamsburg, used for DIG!: Kids, Dirt, and Discovery since 2015, offered as many research questions as it did opportunities for participants to engage in experiential learning. Through a stroke of luck, the National Institute of American History and Democracy (NIAHD) at the...

  • DIG! on Summer Vacation: Experiential Learning On-Site at Colonial Williamsburg (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Meredith M. Poole.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2015 Colonial Williamsburg introduced a participatory excavation, DIG! : Kids, Dirt, and Discovery, that is on course to engage more than 20,000 visiting children (ages 5-16) by the end of its fourth season. Making creative use of this museum’s archaeological and institutional resources, DIG!, offered on a...

  • Digging Beantown: Uncovering Community Identity Through Public Archaeology in Boston (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph M. Bagley.

    This is an abstract from the "Technology and Public Outreach" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Founded in 1983, Boston's City Archaeology Program has undergone an evolution of function and accessibility.  Since 2011, the Program has opened access to Boston's archaeological heritage through social media, community archaeology, public education, and artifact digitization. This paper reviews the evolution of the Program, discusses successes and...

  • Digging Deeper: Engaging High School Students with Working Class Heritage in Northeastern Pennsylvania (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Boyle. Dorothy Canevari.

    This is an abstract from the "Communicating Working Class Heritage in the 21st Century: Values, Lessons, Methods, and Meanings" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Anthracite Heritage Project seeks to develop critical thinking skills in high school students through archaeological work at Eckley Miners’ Village Museum, located near Hazleton, Pennsylvania. At Eckley, students work alongside undergraduate and graduate students as they investigate...

  • Digging In: Documenting, Preserving, and Accessing Fort Ticonderoga’s Archaeological Collection (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Miranda L Peters.

    This is an abstract from the "Re-discovering the Archaeology Past and Future at Fort Ticonderoga" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Although the material unearthed from Fort Ticonderoga’s grounds has interested generations of visitors to the museum, it is only within the past decade that collections have been professionally processed. This paper will discuss the museum’s recent efforts to better document, preserve, and make accessible the museum's...

  • Digging Into French Colonial St. Louis (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Deseray Helton. Michael J. Meyer. Sue Olson.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.                  Beginning in 2013, the Missouri Department of Transportation began conducting archaeological investigations for proposed highway improvements in downtown St. Louis. Known now as the Poplar Street Bridge Project, these ongoing investigations encompass the Madam Haycraft (23SL2334),...

  • Digging into the Collections: Mining Repositories for New Research Potential (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jessica L. Nelson.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. After decades of increased archaeological work thanks to the Archaeological and Historical Preservation Act, the existing corpus of archaeological material available for study is larger than ever.  As storage costs rise and space in designated repositories becomes more scarce, we need to take advantage of the wealth...

  • Digital Exhibits without the Developer: Technological Tools for Museum Outreach (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kami L Ahrens.

    This is an abstract from the "Technology and Public Outreach" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This presentation will utilize two case studies to examine the uses and effectiveness of various existing digital tools to create online exhibits for museum collections. The Steamboat Bertrand artifacts, an archaeological collection housed at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge in Missouri Valley, Iowa, and material culture from the Foxfire Museum and...

  • Dividing Lines: Understanding the Social Spaces of Boundaries at James Madison’s Montpelier (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Myles Sullivan.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Enslavement" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In the 18th and 19th century, landscape features like fencelines served both utilitarian and socially-charged functions in dividing up spaces on large plantations like James Madison’s Montpelier. In interpreting such boundaries, archaeologists are challenged to understand both the original intent of their construction by planters as well as how these...

  • Documenting Historic Land Use of the Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery on the Milwaukee County Institution Grounds, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Patricia B. Richards.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. From 1878 through 1974 Milwaukee County utilized four locations on the Milwaukee County Grounds in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin for burial of more than 7,000 individuals, primarily paupers, the institutionalized, and the unidentified. Two archaeological excavations in 1991-1992 and again in 2013 resulted in...

  • Documenting Historic Shipwrecks in the 21st Century: Using New and Old Data to Support Monitoring of the 1733 San Pedro and San Felipe (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Tori Galloway. Charles D Beeker. Matthew S. Lawrence. Kirsten M. Hawley. Samuel I. Haskell.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 2: Linking Historic Documents and Background Research in Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In June of 2018, Indiana University’s Center for Underwater Science and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) documented the 1733 San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve and San Felipe shipwreck by using photogrammetry, in conjunction with archival data ranging from 1988 to...

  • Dog 6: The Life and Death of A Good Boy in Eighteenth-Century Virginia (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Dessa E. Lightfoot.

    This is an abstract from the "Burial, Space, and Memory of Unusual Death" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Colonial Williamsburg archaeologists encountered a series of dog burials during an excavation of the eighteenth-century Public Armoury site in Colonial Williamsburg. Among these already uncommon eighteenth-century burials, one dog in particular stood out: Dog 6, an elderly male with evidence of multiple healed injuries, unusual skeletal...

  • "Dying Like Sheep There": Racial Ideology and Concepts of Health at a Camp of Instruction for the U.S. Colored Troops in Charles County, Maryland (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Palus. Lyle Torp.

    This is an abstract from the "Health and Inequality in the Archaeological Record" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Camp Stanton was a major Civil War recruitment and training camp for the U.S. Colored Infantry, established in southern Maryland both to draw recruits from its plantations, and to pacify a region yet invested in slavery. More than a third of the nearly 9,000 African Americans recruited by the Union in Maryland during the Civil War...

  • Echoes of Memory: Ground-Truthing a Cemetery Geophysical Survey and Reclaiming a Forgotten Burial Ground of Mount Vernon’s Enslaved Community. (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph A. Downer.

    This is an abstract from the "POSTER Session 1: A Focus on Cultures, Populations, and Ethnic Groups" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster examines the results of a 1985 geophysical survey and compares them to the findings of an extensive archaeological excavation of the Slave Cemetery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia. While practical limitations often make it difficult for archaeologists to test the findings...

  • Ecological Change at James Madison's Montpelier (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lindsay A Smith. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman. Scott Oliver.

    This is an abstract from the "Zooarchaeology, Faunal, and Foodways Studies" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Zooarchaeological evidence from James Madison’s Montpelier, spanning a century of occupation at the presidential plantation, provides an opportunity to explore the ecological impacts of the colonial plantation system in the Piedmont region of Virginia. From 1732 to 1836, enslaved labourers living throughout the property cultivated wheat,...

  • Educating The Public About Archeological Excavations (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Suzanne Spencer-Wood.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Public education is important to promote understanding of archaeology. Excavations I have directed since 1972 have both educated students and welcomed visits and participation of local adults and children who became interested in the hands-on experiential learning involved in excavations. Media publications, including...

  • Effectiveness of Iron Artifact Treatments on Square Nails from the Montgomery Site, Kenosha County, Wisconsin (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jessica M. Hebert. Madeline Baumeister.

    This is an abstract from the "Technology in Terrestrial and Underwater Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Corrosion, chloride ions, and salts all deteriorate archaeological iron, therefore it is important to swiftly remove them from artifacts upon recovery and prevent corrosion from recurring. This not only helps preserve archaeological iron, but removal of corrosion allows recognition of manufacturing features used to type and date...

  • Encounters in the East African Bush: Game Trophies, African Hunting and the (Neo)Colonial Appropriation of Heritage (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alexandra C Kelly.

    This is an abstract from the "Itinerant Bureaucrats and Empire" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This paper traces growing colonial anxiety surrounding the management of East Africa’s natural heritage through sporadic encounters between white and indigenous hunters, distraught villagers, colonial officials, smugglers and safari tourists. Concerns about the availability of game for sport hunting, the supposed "cruelty" of indigenous hunting...

  • Engaging Communities in Archaeology on Private Property in Urban Neighborhoods: The Search for the First (1825-1829) Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Amy Clearman.

    This is an abstract from the "The Public and Our Communities: How to Present Engaging Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Inspired to explore ways to increase the relevancy of archaeology to the public, I investigated ways in which archaeological and anthropological theory and methods can be used to engage with a community. Collaboration with residents of two Vancouver, Washington neighborhoods resulted in a search for archaeological...

  • Engineering a waterfront: Bulkhead, cribbing, and grillage construction in Alexandria (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward H. McMullen.

    This is an abstract from the "Rebuilding The Alexandria Waterfront: Urban Landscape Development and Modifications" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The alteration of the Alexandria waterfront from a wet, muddy river bank along the Potomac River to a productive port city was accomplished through various stages of infilling which ultimately led to bulkhead, cribbing, and grillage construction to create a more permanent artificial landscape in the...

  • Ephemeral Urban Structures and the Archaeology of Homelessness (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Courtney E Singleton.

    This is an abstract from the "Urban Erasures and Contested Memorial Assemblages" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. As urbanism emerged in the United States so too did contemporary forms of homelessness. Urban homelessness, a phenomenon defined by transience and ephemerality, is omnipresent within the modern urban landscape. Homelessness is an issue few politicians dare to address and a "social problem" that no one seems to be able to clearly...

  • Erasing Lines of Class and Color in Storyville(s), New Orleans (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only D. Ryan Gray.

    This is an abstract from the "Urban Erasures and Contested Memorial Assemblages" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 1941, the Housing Authority of New Orleans opened the Iberville Housing Project, one of a series of federally funded public housing developments built as components of a slum clearance effort happening all over the city.  Iberville was unique among these developments, in that its footprint almost precisely coincided with the...

  • Establishing Community: Post-Civil War Placemaking in Rural Tennessee (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Zada Law. Susan Knowles. Ken Middleton.

    This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In the 1860s, African Americans sought to create separate physical spaces and cultural institutions of their own, specifically churches, cemeteries, and schools. Tennessee State Historian Dr. Carroll Van West has hypothesized that the nexus of these institutions, as well as fraternal lodges and businesses, was the basis for early African American community...

  • Estate Bellevue: A Study of a Small-Scale Caribbean Cotton Plantation (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alan Armstrong.

    This is an abstract from the "Archaeologies of Enslavement" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This paper presents of findings from Estate Bellevue St. John, USVI, a small-scale cotton plantation.  Cotton estates represent a distinct but understudied variant within the Caribbean plantation landscape.  This study takes advantage of the well-preserved spatial layout at Estate Bellevue to explore details of life for both planter and the enslaved.  This...

  • Evidence of Frontier Commerce Along the Mississippi River in Eastern Missouri and Western Illinois (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Joe Harl.

    This is an abstract from the "From Iliniwek to Ste Genevieve: Early Commerce along the Mississippi" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Despite being in conflict with England during the late 1700s and early 1800s, French/Spainish Colonial site and early American sites reflect the improtance of English goods on the local economies. But these goods were not accepted wholesale, but altered to fit life on the frontier. 

  • Experiencing Fort Recovery, Ohio: Balancing Descendent Views in Historic Site Interpretation (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristin Barry. Christine Thompson. Kevin Nolan.

    This is an abstract from the "Reflections, Practice, and Ethics in Historical Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Battle of the Wabash (1791) and the Battle of Fort Recovery (1794) in modern day Fort Recovery, Ohio are illustrative of early settler and American Indian conflicts in the expansion of the newly formed American nation. Consequently, the resulting modern battlefield landscape presents an opportunity for public...