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Charles K. Landis: the Archaeology of the Macro- and Micro-Aspects of Creativity

Author(s): Robert Schuyler

Year: 2013

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Charles K. Landis (1833-1900), a Victorian Period lawyer and realator, was an important factor in transforming the landscape of southern New Jersey. Over a quarter of a century he founded (with Richard J. Byrnes) Hammonton (1857) and Vineland (1861), two successful new agricutltural communities, and in 1881, Sea Isle City, a Jersey shore resort. He attempted during this period to also set up his own county and county seat, Landisville, but that political goal failed. The impact of Landis and his creations, both on the immediate individual level and as an example of Victorian American middle class culture, on the archaeology of South Jersey will be examined from his major impact on settlement patterns to the nature of deposits found in specific historic back yards.

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Charles K. Landis: the Archaeology of the Macro- and Micro-Aspects of Creativity. Robert Schuyler. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428602)


Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 719

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