Thinking Big: From New England to the Chesapeake and Beyond

Author(s): Joanne Bowen

Year: 2015


From his student years at Brown University, Marley Brown initiated projects that led the field of Historical Archaeology.  During the 1970’s when he directed the Mott Farm Field School in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, he linked household cycles and family histories to depositional histories.  As Director of Archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg he again led the field by embedding urban households into Williamsburg’s neighborhoods, the Chesapeake, and the broader colonial world.  As students, we formed a collaborative partnership that continued when I became Curator of Zooarchaeology at Colonial Williamsburg.  Foodways research followed a similar trajectory, first embedding agrarian household consumption within New England’s broad colonial sphere, followed by embedding household consumption within the Chesapeake’s plantation system and its laborers that produced food for rural and urban households. This paper will explore the boundaries and peripheries of household consumption.

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Thinking Big: From New England to the Chesapeake and Beyond. Joanne Bowen. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433880)


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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 186