Innovative Applications of Archaeological Perspectives: An Analysis of Home Front Material Culture within the Context of Individual vs. Municipal Investments in Oakland, CA
Author(s): Matt Riggs; Andrew Reagan; Erin Riggs
Through the growth and development of satellite imagery and panoramic street photography championed by Google Earth, a mass archive of accessible imagery has been created documenting intimate material worlds frozen in space and time. Utilizing these newly available forms of public data, our team (built of one historical archaeologist, one GIS technician, and one statistician) conducted a virtual pedestrian survey of 1000 randomly selected home fronts in Oakland, California, implementing a five-facet rating scale to document evidence of resident investment. Personal investment was compared to city investment to test for bias in use of replacement strategies within negatively characterized neighborhoods as opposed to refinement within positively characterized neighborhoods. We argue that through innovative selection of subject material, interdisciplinary collaborations, and the utilization of all available tools, historical archaeology will continue to expand in scope and relevance.
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Innovative Applications of Archaeological Perspectives: An Analysis of Home Front Material Culture within the Context of Individual vs. Municipal Investments in Oakland, CA. Erin Riggs, Andrew Reagan, Matt Riggs. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396811)
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