Daniel Gookin’s Atlantic World: Comparative Archaeological Landscapes in Ireland and Virginia.

Author(s): Luke J. Pecoraro

Year: 2013

Summary

This poster illustrates an enhanced comparative approach to understanding colonial projects by using the archaeological biography of Daniel Gookin Jr. (1612-1685), an important but relatively unknown figure involved in English plantation projects in Ireland, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.  The study of individual biography provides a framework from which to better situate archaeological sites of the seventeenth-century Chesapeake in the greater Atlantic world.  Through creating a broader regional context that incorporates Gookin considering his colonial past in the Munster Plantation in Ireland before arriving in Virginia, strategies for settlement layout and the establishment of trading networks are understood on a larger scale. Comparing the plantation landscape in southeastern County Cork and sites and locations associated with Gookin, to his holdings in southeastern Virginia, a connection between the two colonial projects are evident.

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Daniel Gookin’s Atlantic World: Comparative Archaeological Landscapes in Ireland and Virginia.. Luke J. Pecoraro. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428569)

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 511