2020 SHA Poster Submissions

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Poster submissions for the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

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  • 19th Century Chinese Railroad Worker Habitation Structures on the Central Pacific Railroad (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Ann Polk. Michael Polk.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Following the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, there was an immediate need to provide maintenance crews along the line. The Central Pacific Railroad met this need, largely, through the employment of ethnic Chinese workers in Utah, Nevada and California, a pattern that continued for more than 20 years. These workers were provided with bunkhouses and, sometimes,...

  • Adventures in Archaeology: Summer 2019 Camp at the Forest Meeker Homestead (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jarrod Burks. Jessica Clark.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In the summer of 2019, Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc. and the Delaware County Historical Society hosted an Adventures in Archaeology summer camp. The camp engaged children and the community in the basic methods of archaeology, with learning objectives that included excavation techniques, screening, field identification of artifacts, field drawing, and team collaboration. The students (ages...

  • After the Golden Spike: Over 150 years of Maintenance and Preservation along the Promontory Branch of the Central Pacific Railroad Grade (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Houston Martin. Kenneth P Cannon.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Promontory Branch of the Central Pacific Railroad, encompassing over 90 miles of the historic railroad grade, is significant for its well-preserved water divergence infrastructure. Cannon Heritage Consultants recently completed a full inventory of features, including photo-documentation and description, along this section of the Transcontinental Railroad and recorded over 160 culverts...

  • Albania Ancient Shipwreck Project (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Staci Willis. David Ruff.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster presents an overview of the Albania Ancient Shipwreck Project, funded by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA). In collaboration with RPM Nautical Foundation (RPM) and the Albanian National Agency of the Coastline, the Project has conducted two field seasons, assessing known shipwreck sites and surveying the coast for potential future excavation. Spanning both the Ionian...

  • Alternative Methods To Using Sucrose In Wood Conservation (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Brittaney London.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In recent years, conservators have identified risks associated with the use of sucrose as a bulking agent for waterlogged wood. These include shrinkage, color change, failure to support highly degraded wood, and difficulty in detecting microbial bacteria. Experiments are planned to test the results of conservation on wood samples recovered from a Spanish colonization vessel (Emanuel Point...

  • The Ancient Mesambria Field School in Underwater Archaeology: Synergy Between Scientists, Students, and Managers in Benefit of Bulgarian Cultural Heritage (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Nayden (1,2) Prahov. Danny Zborover.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Since 2018, the Balkan Heritage Foundation, the Bulgarian Center for Underwater Archaeology, and the Institute for Field Research, are conducting an annual field school in underwater archaeology in Nesebar, ancient Mesambria, on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. While teaching, studying, and training, the scientist and students are actually participating in ongoing field research projects...

  • Applying Experimental Archaeological Methods to Differentiate Chinese Celadon Glazed Ceramics from 19th-century Archaeolgoical Sites in the American West (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Molly Boeka Cannon. Jon Stein. Nick Lammay. J. Daniel Murphy. Kenneth P Cannon.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Thousands of Chinese immigrants labored skillfully to complete the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad in the American West during the 19th-century, bringing with them mementos of home, relying on an international supply chain, reaching across the Pacific Ocean, home to China, for foods, material goods, and support. Much of the archaeological assemblage from railroad and mining...

  • Approaches To Recording And Preserving A WWI Training Camp In Houston's Memorial Park (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Quennoz.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Upon entering World War I the United States built 32 army training camps across the country. Most disappeared beneath commercial and residential development or were incorporated into permanent military installations. Archaeological investigations of WWI camps have been rare. Camp Logan in Houston is unique in that after closing, the city purchased the core of the Camp Logan property to...

  • The Archaeology of Racial Hatred: Springfield, Illinois (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Floyd R. Mansberger. Christopher L. Stratton.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. On August 14, 1908, racial tensions ignited over allegations of the rape of a white woman by a black man. After being thwarted in their attempt to take justice into their own hands, a crowd erupted into violence resulting in two days of rioting, and the lynching of two black men. Incensed by the fact that this event had taken place in the hometown of the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln,...

  • Can You Differentiate European Flint From American Chert? (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Susan Langley. Raymond L Hayes.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Flint rock and tools (eg., gunflints, projectile points, ballast) are sometimes found during archaeological surveys. However, identification can be difficult for field archaeologists who have not studied lithic geology (Langley et al., 2016). An assortment of 100 numbered geological specimens from various sedimentary strata in Europe and America will be available for visitors to inspect...

  • The Care and Feeding of the Hermitage Mansion Household: Interpreting the Structural and Archaeological Evidence (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Larry McKee.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. For Andrew Jackson, the centerpiece of his plantation, The Hermitage, was his family’s imposing Greek Revival mansion. As with most plantation “big houses,” the floorplan was designed to balance the desired comforts and privacy of the Jackson family with the need for near constant access by enslaved laborers taking care of the household. For the Hermitage mansion, the kitchen and...

  • Case Study: Using Ground Penetrating Radar to Assess the Accuracy of Historical Maps at a Rice Plantation on the Santee River Delta in South Carolina (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kendy Altizer.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has revolutionized the way archaeologists explore historical landscapes. Its utility lies in its non-invasiveness and is a way to efficiently target specific areas for archaeological inquiry without destructive and time consuming ground disturbing activities, such as systematic shovel probe survey, prior to large scale excavation. When used in tandem with...

  • Community Archaeology at a Neighborhood Scale in Boston's Chinatown (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Joseph M. Bagley. Jocelyn S Lee.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. A significant Chinese immigrant wave began in Boston during the 1870’s. Throughout the next decade, a centralized Chinese community began to form downtown on Harrison, Essex, and Beach Avenues. This neighborhood allowed residents to converge on Sundays, meet with friends, buy food and supplies, and seek solace through gambling and opium. Recently, Boston’s Chinatown residents requested an...

  • Conservation of a Spanish Breastplate from the 1559 Luna Colony (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only James A. Gazaway.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster recounts the 2017-2018 conservation process of a Spanish breastplate recovered after being submerged for over 400 years from the wreck site of the Emanuel Point I . The Emmanuel Point I is the name given to the first Spanish ship from the Luna Colony of 1559-1561, found by divers from the State of Florida and the students/staff of Archaeology Department of the University of...

  • Contextualizing Consumption: Examining the Benefits of Multi-Site Discussion at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Emma L Verstraete.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Frequently, discussions of the artifact assemblages uncovered at presidential sites focus only on the households of the president's that the site commemorates. By excluding the surrounding residential sites, researchers sacrifice valuable information regarding typical consumption and use behaviors in the area. The analysis presented seeks to utilize the extensive excavations of the...

  • Contributions Brazilian Navy's in the protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Daniel Martins Gusmao. Ricardo dos Santos Guimaraes.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. At the end of 2017, the Brazilian Navy launched a major campaign for awareness and protection of underwater cultural heritage located within jurisdictional waters of Brazil. This campaign is intended to share with the public the need to preserve and protect submerged archaeological sites, mainly shipwrecks, which in the past have been subjected to looting and improper exploitation. With...

  • Cosmic Context, Emancipated Persons, Germantown Parsonage (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Christophe R. Lindner. Ethan P. Dickerman.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. A 1767 slave-owning Calvinist minister’s cellar in Germantown NY holds a fireplace with punctate figures in its wooden frame: sailboat, smoking pipe, and BaKongo cosmogram. Beneath the adjacent hearthstones, amidst rubble fill, student excavators plotted clusters of symbolic objects: quartz crystals, blue glass beads, buttons, a shale pebble etched with two ‘X’ marks. The symbolically...

  • Dauntless Protection: Managing the U.S. Navy Aircraft Wrecks of Lake Michigan (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Blair Atcheson. Alexis Catsambis.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. From 1942 to 1945, the U.S. Navy conducted extensive Carrier Qualification Training in Lake Michigan. The training program was highly successful with only 120 aircraft lost in the lake, a considerably low number when taking into account the 120,000 successful landings and 35,000 pilots qualified. As a group, and individually, these wrecksites represent an important and unique piece of...

  • The Days After Colorado’s Darkest Day: Initial Work at Julesburg Station and Camp Rankin, Colorado (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Raymond Sumner.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Julesburg Station (5SW26) and Camp Rankin (5SW24) are located in northeastern Colorado along the South Platte River.  In January and February 1865, they became the focal point of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Lakota response to the Sand Creek Massacre.  During this period ranches and stage stations along 150-miles of the Overland Trails were raided and attacked in response to the...

  • Describing and Attributing Early Oyster Jars (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Chris Pickerell.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Oyster jars represent a unique form of ceramic storage vessel that was commonly used in Manhattan to store and transport oysters during the late 18th and early 19th century. In 2018 I initiated a study to better understand this form and attempt to attribute extant jars to specific potters or potteries. The basis of the study was a detailed analysis of physical characteristics for all...

  • Digging the (Texas) Revolution: Archeology at San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah J Chesney.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Founded in 1823 by Stephen F. Austin as the capital of the recently established Austin Colony in Mexican Texas, the town of San Felipe de Austin was a melting pot of ideas, people, and languages from across Mexico and the United States. As talk turned toward revolution in 1835 and 1836 San Felipe de Austin became a flashpoint, and both a real and a symbolic target of General Santa Ana...

  • Digging the Bureaucracy: Government Compliance Archaeology as Public Archaeology (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only E.W. Duane Quates.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Society for American Archaeology Education and Outreach webpage describes Public Archaeology as ..."the various innovative ways we can engage the public in archaeological research, both within archaeology and in terms of public awareness." The NRCS-USDA works with America's farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to conserve soil, water, air and other natural resources through...

  • Dishes in the Privy: Ceramic Use at St. Michael’s Mission on the Navajo Nation (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan S. Laurich. Kelsey Gruntorad. Rachael E. O'Hara. Emily Dale. Chrissina Burke.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The St. Michael’s Mission on the Navajo Nation, near present day Window Rock, Arizona, was established in 1889. This was one of the first Catholic Missions in the area and is still in use as a church and as a museum today. In 1976, surface surveys and excavations of the privy began, unearthing materials dated from the 1910s to the 1960s. In 2019 the Northern Arizona University Historical...

  • Emerging From Oblivion: The St. Ann’s Market And Parliament Of The United Province Of Canada In Old Montreal (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Louise Pothier. François Gignac. Hendrik Van Gijseghem.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. A few years after Quincy Market was built, Montréal erected its first covered market, inspired by the architecture of its Boston counterpart. The market, Montréal’s largest public building at the time, housed the Parliament of the United Province of Canada starting in 1844, but burned down in 1849. The archaeological site was the object of a major research project from 2010 to 2019....

  • An English Merchant in the Maryland Frontier: Making Sense of Addison’s Plantation (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Esther Rimer.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Captain John Addison’s earthfast dwelling on the frontier of colonial Maryland has remained an enigma since it was discovered almost 35 years ago. Before Addison became a militia captain and moved to a plantation on the upper Potomac river, he had been a merchant in the provincial capital of St. Mary’s City. The mundane and worldly objects found in a cellar and around the dwelling show a...

  • Enhanced Testing for Archaeological Impact Assessments: Technological Innovation in CRM Methodology (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Chelsea L Colwell-Pasch.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Traditional systematic sub-surface testing for AIAs is common practice in CRM since the land development boom of the 1970s when the use of rapid survey methods were created to rescue material culture. Conventionally test pits are hand dug with shovels and processed with bipedal screens, however innovations out of New Brunswick have seen this five-decades old methodology develop in...

  • Equitable Water Access for Detroiters in the Early 20th Century (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Katharine E. Blatchford.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The city of Detroit’s population quadrupled from 285,000 people in 1900 to nearly a million in 1920. This growth created enormous demands on the city’s infrastructure and its ability to provide residents with basic services. Access to clean water was vital to the health and quality of life of city residents. This research uses material culture, historic documents, and Geographic...

  • Examining Economic Agency within the Colonial Economy: Chemical and Isotopic Analysis of Glass Trade Beads and Lead Shot from 18th Century Pensacola (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Danielle Dadiego.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. How effective were Spanish economic institutions in a borderland region and what role did both colonial and native people play in disrupting or contributing to those economic institutions by expressing varying degrees of economic agency? Colonial Pensacola, Florida provides an ideal stage to witness where monolithic trade policies meet economic reality. The Spanish missions of San Antonio...

  • Examining Segregation between Chinese and Euroamerican Railroad Workers at the Townsite of Terrace Using Spatial Modeling (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelly N Jimenez.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. By using spatial and statistical methods, this research aims to analyze patterns of social behavior at the historic townsite of Terrace, located in Box Elder County, Utah along the Central Pacific Railroad. The results of these analyses—a combination of field survey, cluster analyses, suitability modeling, and non-metric multidimensional scaling—are expected to answer several questions...

  • Florida Tales Through Ales: Archaeology Interpretation through Historically Inspired Ales (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Dietrich.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Florida Public Archaeology Network’s East Central Region partnered with Wops Hops Brewing Company in Sanford Florida to engage the public through the “Florida Tales through Ales” lecture series wherein a presentation by an archaeologist was paired with an ale brewed inspired by the archaeological research. The first ale, “She’s a Beaut,” drew inspiration from the Black Drink to...

  • From Circular Lodges to Rectangular Cabins: Continuity and Change in Indigenous Use of Domestic Space at the Twilight of the Fur Trade (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Rachel M. Thimmig. Kacy L. Hollenback. Kathryn A. Cross.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. For over five hundred years, circular earthlodges were the traditional homes of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara on the northern Plains. Construction, layout, and use of these structures were imbued with ceremonial and ritual significance. The last traditional earthlodge village was forcibly broken up with allotment in 1886. Yet prior to forced acculturation, some families willingly...

  • From the Global to the Local: Changing Foodways in Colonial New Mexico (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Emily Dawson.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Previous research on colonial-era foodways in New Mexico has often focused on the arrival and use of Old World foods as a way to maintain a distinct Spanish identity. Early accounts by Spanish colonists indicate that they brought wheat, lentils, melons, and other Old World cultivars with them. While these accounts suggest the colonists were growing these cultivars, previous archaeological...

  • Galeão Santíssimo Sacramento (1668): an Iberian galleon in the South Atlantic seas in the middle of the 17th century (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Beatriz B. Bandeira. Gilson Rambelli. Alvanir S. Oliveira. Oswaldo M. Del CIma. Mario B. R. Sousa. Juvenal Barreiro.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster re-examines the studies carried out in the1970´s by Ulisses Pernambucano with divers from the Brazilian Navy on the Santíssimo Sacramento (1668) through the georeferencing and recording of its remains, including anchors, cannons, nautical equipment, ballast and ceramic fragments. In addition to the story of the tragic end of this galleon, this archaeological site is one of the...

  • Glass and Lapidary Beads at Jamestown, Virginia: An Updated Assessment After 25 Years of Excavation (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Emma K Derry.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. An updated assessment of the trade beads in the Jamestown collection was long overdue since Heather Lapham’s 1998 study. The size and variation of the collection has expanded to include nearly 4000 glass beads representing over 100 Kidd types, as well as nearly 100 lapidary beads made of amber, coral, jet, amethyst, carnelian, chalcedony, agate, and quartz. The Jamestown assemblage...

  • Hands On: The Archaeological Process At Work At Strawbery Banke Museum (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alex D. Hagler.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Living history museums offer a unique environment for the public to experience aspects of life in the past for themselves. However, there is often very little opportunity for visitors to understand how archaeology can illuminate that understanding of life in the past. This poster will explore how demonstrating to the public the many steps necessary to turn an excavation into...

  • The Hiking Interview: Engaging Communities in Emplaced Dialogue (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Danielle R. Raad.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Walking interviews are used in qualitative social science research in fields such as community planning, geography, and urban design. While moving around a relevant location, aspects of the natural landscape or built environment can prompt the ideas or memories of an interviewee. This poster will describe an interview methodology useful to public archaeologists, which entails interviewing...

  • Historic Occupation Revealed: Exploring an Understudied Link in Gila River Farm’s Archaeological Record (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Esteban F. Jasso.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeology Southwest, in conjunction with the University of Arizona, has hosted field schools for the last four years at the Gila River Farm Site, a large 14th century Salado period site in Cliff, New Mexico. Research for the field school has largely been driven by Salado research questions concerning construction and habitation, leaving historic occupations understudied. Despite this,...

  • Home Ground Advantage: Small Battles and Large Consequences in the Third Seminole War (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Benjamin Bilgri.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Seminole Wars of the nineteenth century were critically important in establishing the modern Tribal identity of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the consequences of the conflict reverberate throughout the community today. Yet relatively little archaeological work has been done to study the small military engagements that characterized the Third Seminole War (1855-1858) in south...

  • In Memoriam: Challenges in Historic Burial Ground Conservation (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Schofield-Mansur. Robyn S. Lacy.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Gravestones and monuments from settler burial grounds penetrate the North American landscape; early cemeteries function as historic resources in a myriad of ways, serving as records of ancestry, vernacular art, sociocultural and religious sentiments, and demography. Despite public interest in these sites, most struggle to preserve, maintain, and rehabilitate their spaces and markers....

  • It’s One Site, And It’s 90 Miles Long… (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Michael Sheehan.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The recordation, analysis, and preservation, of very large historic sites presents a series of interesting and unique challenges. The largest remaining segment of the Transcontinental Railroad in Box Elder County, Utah, provides an ideal laboratory for the exploration of these challenges. This poster will examine approaches taken to the recordation of small section stations, large...

  • John Jarvie Ranch: A Test Case for the Future of Public Interpretation (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Chris Merritt. Edward Gonzalez-Tennant. Chase Roberts. Diana Gonzalez-Tennant.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Tucked into the northeast corner of Utah, and along the Green River and the Outlaw Trail frequented by the likes of Butch Cassidy, the John Jarvie Ranch is managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Vernal Field Office as a public interpretive site. In 2019, the Utah Division of State History and Digital Heritage Interactive, LLC initiated a project to assist the BLM in a multi-pronged...

  • King Philip's War: America's Forgotten War (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only William G. Merritt.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The historiography of King Philip’s War, (1675-1676), was, like most history, written largely from the viewpoint of the victors; in this case, the New England Confederation of English colonists. Primary sources generally point to Metacom (referred to by the colonists as King Philip) as the aggressor in the conflict, and almost universally put Metacom’s forces, and even “praying Indians”...

  • The Laboratory of Aquatic Environments Archaeology of Federal University of Sergipe (LAAA-UFS): Ten Years of Research (2009-2019) (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Gilson Rambelli. Paulo F. Bava-de-Camargo. Daniel Martins Gusmao. Luciana C. (2,3) Nunes Novaes. Leandro D. Duran. Luís F. Dantas Santos. Beatriz B. Bandeira.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The aim of this poster is to present a general overview of the research that have been developed by LAAA-UFS in its ten years of existence. Since the themes of the researches is quite varied, it was decided to use a broader concept than Maritime Archaeology in the name of the laboratory. Thus, in general terms, the various material forms of human interaction with water are the focus of...

  • Life and Labor: An Archaeological Exploration of the Lives of Enslaved African Americans at Fort Snelling, Minnesota (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Sophie Minor.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This study explores ongoing research at the military site of Fort Snelling at Bdote located in St. Paul, Minnesota. This study focuses on the lives and roles of enslaved African Americans at the Fort between the fort’s construction in the 1820s to emancipation in 1863. Specifically, this study focuses on the Commandant’s House kitchen area where enslaved individuals are known to have...

  • "Making a Box Worthy of a Sleeping Beauty": Burial Container Surface Treatments in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeremy Pye.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Recently, a fair amount of attention in historic mortuary literature has been paid to burial container hardware, and to a lesser extent, to the influence of hardware on the socioeconomics of the funeral and burial. However, base surface treatments, such as painting, varnishing, cloth-covering, etc. also influenced social perception and cost. Relatively little has been systematically...

  • Mapping Settler Colonialism: The Cartography of the Rogue River War, 1855-56 (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Katie Johnson. Mark A. Tveskov.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Settler colonialism rapidly impacted southern Oregon with the onset of the gold rush. The Shasta, Takelma, and Athapaskan people accommodated the mass immigration of prospectors and settler families in various ways, but ultimately many turned to armed rebellion.  The Rogue River War of 1855-56 was a concerted effort by indigenous leaders to resist this incursion by military means, an...

  • McKeen Family History: Examining Antebellum Grave Markers in the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Athena I Zissis.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In compliance with federal law, the United States Forest Service has been conducting archaeological investigations of an upcoming timbering site within the White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire. This poster summarizes recent findings related to an antebellum familial grave site uncovered during archaeological survey. Four grave markers belonging to a McKeen family provide...

  • Mind the Gap: Images Depicting The Short-Lived History Of the Larabee’s Point And Willow Point Rail Crossing In Southern Lake Champlain (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeannine Russell.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The connection between Larabee's Point in Shoreham, VT and Willow Point, NY was a short-lived but important southern connection across Lake Champlain during rail transportation in the late 19th and early 20th century. The history of this connection is wrought with enough challenges that some might wonder if it was cursed. More likely, the challenges were due to the harsh environment that...

  • Multi-scalar paleoethnobotany: farmstead variation and regional trends in Viking and Medieval North Iceland (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Melissa M Ritchey.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster compares the multi-scalar (individual sites and whole regions) macrobotanical data of over 700,000 seeds from 41 Viking Age farmsteads in the Skagafjörður region of North Iceland to examine the benefits and challenges of using multi-scalar data for paleoethnobotanical analysis. During the Viking Age, the Norse settled Iceland, a sub-arctic volcanic island at the climatic...

  • The Multitude Of Conservation Techniques Used On Similarly Composed Artifacts (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher J. McKenzie. Claire A. Achtyl. Anna Funke. Gyllian C. Porteous. Johanna A. Rivera. Justin M. Schwebler. Stéphanie A. Cretté.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Over the last ten years the Warren Lasch Conservation Center has conserved 40 cast iron cannons. While these artifacts are all composed of the same material (cast iron), there has been a multitude of differing conservation techniques used in their treatment. This poster will explore similarly composed artifacts, various conservation methods used, the reason for choosing them and their...

  • Nautical Graffiti of the Chapel of the Casa da Torre, Bahia, Brazil (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Paulo F. Bava-de-Camargo. Beatriz B. Bandeira.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The aim of this poster is to discuss about the graffiti of boats and ships engraved and drawn in the chapel of the Castle of Garcia D'Ávila, in Praia do Forte, State of Bahia, Brazil. The Casa da Torre (Tower House), as it is also called the Castle, was built in the XVIth century and served as headquarters for one of the most powerful families in colonial Bahia. It is believed that the...

  • On Presidential Land: Archaeology of Roosevelt’s Neighbors, Tenants, and Workers (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Emma I Wiley. April M. Beisaw.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Preservation of presidential homes as national historic sites helps keep alive the legacy of our former leaders. Tours, exhibits, and other interpretive materials recall the president’s rise to political and social power, but often ignores those who shared the same landscape, some of whom worked with and for the president. Archaeological research on presidential lands, such as the Home of...

  • One by Land, Two by Sea: Differentiating Learning Levels in Archaeology Education Programs (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Keilani Hernandez. Rachel Hines.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeology education programs should address the needs of both students and teachers, therefore the programs should be tailored to specific age groups. Through our research on current educational theory and learning styles, our collaboration with local teachers, and our work with the Florida Public Archaeology Network, we compare differences in educational approaches for elementary and...

  • Paddle to the People: Display Methods of the Lake Phelps Prehistoric Canoes (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Molly L. Trivelpiece.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Out of the 30 dugout canoes located in Lake Phelps, four canoes or canoe fragments have been recovered. Since their recovery in the 1980s, one or more of the dugouts have been on exhibit in multiple places around the state over the years, including such places as the North Carolina Museum of History, the welcome center at Pettigrew State Park, the maritime museum in Plymouth, NC, and the...

  • Parasols, Picnics, and Pavillions: Feminization of the Florida Frontier (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jean Lammie.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster analyzes how the Federal army and its camp followers imposed a white American identity, specifically a feminine identity, on the Florida frontier in the early 19th century. To answer this question, I used archival and archaeological data from Fort Brooke, Tampa to better understand the ways that women contributed to the drive to civilize the borders of the new United States....

  • Patents, Peaches, and Perseverance: The Homestead-Era on the Pajarito Plateau (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Jeremy C Brunette. Alison K. Livesay.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Beginning in the 1880s, Euro- and Hispanic-American homesteaders expanded from either the Rio Grande Valley or the eastern United States onto the Pajarito Plateau in northern New Mexico. In 1943, the US Army/Government displaced these groups in preparation of the coming of Manhattan Project scientists. While journals and documentary accounts from visitors and descendants provide insight...

  • Patience and Perseverance: Six Years of British Assaults on French Canada (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Daniel F. Cassedy.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Hudson River in upstate New York formed a strategic military corridor between the North American British and French colonies for centuries. In the 1750s, it was the setting for multiple British expeditions moving north to contest the French coming south from Canada via Lake Champlain. Because the fighting was seasonal, as were the garrisons of the forts and storage depots, the...

  • Portsmouth Island Life-Saving Station, Innovative Technology Reconstructing The Past (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only William T Nassif.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Life-Saving Stations offered vital support and rescue operations for distressed mariners since the Life-Saving Service’s formal creation as an agency of the United States Treasury in 1878. After its construction in 1894, Portsmouth Island’s Life-Saving Station assisted mariners navigating the treacherous waters surrounding Cape Lookout and served as a focal point for the island’s...

  • Preserving the Past, Looking to the Future: Public Archaeology at Fort St. Joseph (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Cameron Youngs. Raegan Delmonico. Miro Duhnam. Erika K Loveland. Alexander Michnick. Michael Nassaney. Hannah Rucinski.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project has been conducting excavations in Niles, Michigan over twenty years as part of Western Michigan University’s archaeological field school, now in its 44th year. Students learn archaeological field and lab methods while recovering material evidence from the eighteenth-century site of Fort St. Joseph, a mission-garrison-post. Much of the success of...

  • Pronghorn and Pine Nuts in the Privy: Foodways of St. Michael’s Mission on the Navajo Nation (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kelsey Gruntorad. Megan S. Laurich. Rachael E. O'Hara. Emily Dale. Chrissina Burke.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Near present-day Window Rock, Arizona, St. Michael’s Mission, established in 1898, was the first permanent Catholic mission to the Navajo. A surface survey and excavation of the privy in 1976 unearthed artifacts from the 1910s to 1960s. In 2019, the Northern Arizona University Historical Archaeology Lab re-catalogued and analyzed those artifacts. The fauna and flora, including both wild...

  • Redefining Plantation Landscapes at James Monroe’s Highland: A Spatial Analysis of Yard Usage and Function (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kyle W. Edwards.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Once the home of President James Monroe, Highland is an historic plantation located in the central Virginia Piedmont. However, the modern plantation landscape is the product not only of Monroe, but also its seven subsequent owners and the numerous free and enslaved individuals that inhabited it over the course of the 19th century. This complex occupational history combined with limited...

  • A Regional Approach to Submerged Naval Aircraft Studies (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Agustin J Ortiz.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Over the past few years Navy's approach to accounting for Navy aircraft losses has changed in order to better manage those resources. Where in the past the study and accounting of aircraft wrecks has been dealt with largely on a case by case bases, NHHC UA has now taken a more active role by conducting its own regional remote sensing surveys (the Regional Approach). Survey areas are...

  • Regional-To-Global Trade Networks Reflected In Isolated Alaskan Gold Camps (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Robin Mills.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeological excavations at a host of early-mid 20th century Alaskan mining camps over the past 25 years have provided a wealth of data on the influx of goods from local, regional, national, and international sources. This poster reviews changes in trade network patterns over time, as reflected in the archaeological record, relative to processes occurring at various scales of analysis...

  • Rest in Peace: Protecting Historic Cemeteries from Natural Disasters (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Barbara A. Clark.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In October 2018, Hurricane Michael hit the Gulf Coast of Florida. The impact from this storm was more devastating and widespread than anyone had anticipated. Not only were coastal communities severely impacted, but the reach of the storm was felt all the way into Southern Georgia. Countless historical and archaeological sites were impacted, including many historic cemeteries. Over time...

  • Revisiting Sacramento’s Gold Rush: Maritime Archeological Investigation in the Sacramento River (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Joe Grinnan. Deborah Marx. Denise Jaffke.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2018, archaeologists from SEARCH and California Department of Parks and Recreation conducted an underwater remote-sensing survey in the Sacramento River, Sacramento County, California. The survey focused on relocating and assessing the condition of three vessels associated with the Sacramento gold rush: the Sterling and La Grange in downtown Sacramento and the Clarksburg Wreck...

  • Revitalizing the Powhatan Indian Town: Collaborative Engagement at the Jamestown Settlement (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Luke Pecoraro.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. For several decades the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation (JYF) has run an immersive living history museum with a re-created Powhatan Indian town on the grounds of the Jamestown Settlement. Based on the nearby archaeological site of Paspahegh, a pre- and post-contact Powhatan town site, the material culture used by the interpretive staff has been driven almost exclusively by archaeological...

  • Sealed Stories: Case Studies in Lead Seal Identification and Analysis (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Cathrine M. Davis.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster will present information concerning lead seals from French Colonial sites in North America resulting from recent research in historic sigillography. Lead seals were historically used to mark various products after inspection, purchase, or taxation and to convey necessary information concerning quality, quantity, legality, and origin. Lead seals formerly attached to historic...

  • Shell Beads in the Sixteenth Century Northeast (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Samantha Sanft.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. For thousands of years, Indigenous peoples in northeastern North America had been modifying marine shell for cultural use. However, the circulation of marine shell expanded and contracted over time. Few to no shell artifacts are recovered from fourteenth and fifteenth century sites in the Northeast, suggesting a gap in the cultural use of shell materials during this period; but over the...

  • Soldier's Exemption: Post-War Domestic Consumption in Flagstaff, Arizona (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Rachael E. O'Hara. Emily Dale.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. With the impact of World War II and the development of Route 66, Flagstaff, Arizona grew exponentially from the 1940s to the 1960s. This growth is seen through a series of domestic artifacts collected at a home in Flagstaff’s Southside Historic District. Due to a lack of archaeological context, in this poster, we explore the items through the history of the Carrenos, a Hispanic family who...

  • Stable Isotopic Analysis of Chinese Domestic Animal Bones from the Central Pacific Railroad Community of Terrace, Box Elder County, Utah (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kenneth P Cannon. Houston Martin.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Analysis of stable isotopes in bone collagen has been widely used to determine diet in humans and other vertebrates. The methods are well established in theory and practice. This exploratory project is focused on pig and cattle bones collected from Chinese and European American surface contexts at Terrace (42BO547) to obtain δ13C and δ15N isotopic signatures. Comparison with isotopic...

  • The Tale of Two Plantations: Uncovering 19th Century Enslaved African American Houses in Western Tennessee (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Molly Webster. Veronica Kilanowski-Doroh. Kimberly Kasper. Jamie Evans. John Chrestman.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Within plantation archaeological sites, locating enslaved African American houses are often difficult due to their ephemeral signatures on the contemporary landscape. Many times, the house structures were burned down (after emancipation) and/or the architectural materials were repurposed. But the narratives tied to these dialectical spaces of struggle and oppression vs. resistance and...

  • "Trade & Instruments of War": the Carolina Gun and England’s Struggle for Empire on the Southeastern Frontier (1763-1781) (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kristin Parrish.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. By the dawn of the eighteenth century, Native Americans in the Southeast (and beyond) had already grown accustomed to items of European manufacture. Of these goods, firearms were undoubtedly the most consequential. The earliest guns given or traded to native peoples were not specifically manufactured for this purpose; however, by this period, England had begun producing muskets according...

  • Trade and Industry in the Urban Plains: Identifying Trends in Lincoln, Nebraska from the UNL Campus Collections (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only June F. Weber. Amy Neumann. Jade Robison. Effie Athanassopoulos.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. An archaeological perspective on trade and industry in urban Nebraska has not yet been well defined. Comparative analyses of several collections excavated on the present-day University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus have begun to reveal the intricacies of local industry in conjunction with larger national trends. These collections give us a glimpse into life within the developing urban...

  • Understanding Maritime Cultural Resources Within Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Alex Mello. Benjamin Haskell. Michael Thompson. Calvin Mires.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This poster presents the first phase of a multi-phase effort within Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary to create a maritime heritage trail leveraging the concept of Maritime Cultural Landscapes. It also provides discussion for future phases and goals for creating an interactive outreach initiative allowing the public to better understand the quantity and quality of the cultural...

  • The University of West Florida: 2019 Archaeological Field Schools (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Rikki E Oeters. Ryan L Young.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In the summer of 2019, the Department of Anthropology at the University of West Florida offered unique and dynamic field school experiences for undergraduate and graduate students. The department coordinated a historic terrestrial field school and a combined maritime and prehistoric terrestrial field school. The terrestrial field school is an annual ten-week project which conducts...

  • "The Water Was Let into the Pipes and Conveyed into the Town…": Wells, Chamber Pots, and Municipal Water in 19th Century Alexandria, VA (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Kara J Wheeler.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Plumbing and sanitation were major health concerns for people during the 19th century. Inadequate sanitation practices caused an increased risk of disease and illness, especially in densely populated areas. Outbreaks of disease, such as the cholera outbreak in 1832, spread quickly, particularly in a port city such as Alexandria, VA where ships carrying goods might also be harboring...

  • When the Neighborhood Went to Hell: The Seminole Perspective of a U.S. Military Fort (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Shawn P Keyte.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In order to remove them from their lands, the U.S. Government waged a campaign of intimidation and force against Native Americans throughout the 19th Century that resulted in the placement of forts on native ancestral lands. One example, Fort Shackelford, was investigated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida THPO, not only for its archaeological content, but also to discover what it means to...

  • The WPA In Central Texas: Making 80 Year Old Records Speak Again (2020)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Marybeth Tomka. D. Annie Riegert. Megan Steele.

    This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2017 TARL received a Texas Preservation Trust Fund Grant to conduct a pilot program to digitize archaeological proejct records, create a searchable database, and create a finding aid for the Works Progress Administration's effort in the Colorado River Basin of Texas. This project was conducted to increase collection access and minimize the damage from direct handling of these 1930's...