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Tools of the Trade: An Analysis of Tools at Historic Hanna's Town

Author(s): Jay Taylor

Year: 2016

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The purpose of this poster is to discuss the analysis of tools found at Hanna’s Town, and to determine the nature of the various tasks performed by its residents, as well as the town’s economic conditions. This study aims to answer the following research questions: (1.) What kinds of tools are present at Hanna’s Town and what tasks are they associated with? (2.) Does the spatial arrangement of these artifacts reveal any information about where these tasks took place? (3.) Are there any relationships between these tools that may indicate the presence of a specific profession in Hanna’s Town? (4.) What can the quantity of artifacts and their condition (modifications, evidence of repair, and stylistic variation) tell us about the availability of these goods through trade at Hanna’s Town? Because little information survives about Hanna’s Town, these results will provide valuable information about the day to day life of Hanna’s Town residents.

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Tools of the Trade: An Analysis of Tools at Historic Hanna's Town. Jay Taylor. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 405349)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -84.067; min lat: 36.031 ; max long: -72.026; max lat: 43.325 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America