Frontier and Settlement Archaeology

Part of: Society for Historical Archaeology 2019

This collection contains the abstracts of the papers presented in the session entitled "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology," at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Frontier and Settlement Archaeology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Food and a Frontier Community: History and Faunal Analysis on Samuel H. Smith Site in Nauvoo, Illinois (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Chelsea Codling.

    This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Nauvoo, Illinois is a small town, known today as a summer tourist destination because of rich religious history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and the splintering factions such as the Restoration Branches and Community of Christ churches. Archaeological excavations in Nauvoo began in the 1970s and continues today as a...

  • Forgotten Populations and Found Objects: Insight into the Remains of the Daily Life of the Overlooked Overseas Chinese (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan Victor.

    This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Frontiers are creative, chaotic places where cultures collide with geological and ecological forces of the physical environment; however, these dynamic spaces of interaction, meeting, and change, are often highly focused on one population – that of the dominant settler and colonizer. Particularly in the American West, frontier narratives follow dour...

  • Of Pirates and Pilots: The Impact of Climate on Illicit and Survival Behaviour on the Fringes of Global Society (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Charlotte Goudge.

    This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Relationships between people and landscapes can be used to inform upon social and behavioural variations. Hurricanes and shifting climactic dynamics around Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks NC directly affected this relationship. Historically, Ocracoke provided vital trade and communication links from the West Indies to North America. Pilot Town,...

  • Re-examining the Missouri River Fur Trade: Comparing Artifact Assemblages from Trade Post Collections (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Lotte E Govaerts.

    This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. When a series of large dams was built along the Missouri River in the mid-twentieth century, large scale archaeological surveys and excavations took place in areas to be flooded. Collections associated with these archaeological investigations are stored in repositories across the country. New information can be extracted from these "old" collections...

  • Shifting Focus: Reorienting Western Histories with Historical Archaeology (2019)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Katrina C. L. Eichner.

    This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Traditional histories of the American West tend to privilege and centralize the perspectives of the white male elite. But what hidden pathways into the past have been ignored as we continue to privilege this well worn historiography? What would happen if we shifted our perspective to the margins? Could reorienting our focus to those so often left...

  • Spain at Mackinac? Adornment Artifacts From a Fur Trade Household (2019)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Lynn L.M. Evans.

    This is an abstract from the "Frontier and Settlement Archaeology" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Michilimackinac is well known as a French and British fur trade entrepôt in what is now northern Michigan. Analysis of personal adornment artifacts from a recently excavated fur trader's household revealed that the assemblage included some artifacts more commonly associated with the Spanish, jet beads and a fan stick fragment. Are these artifacts...