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An Early Twentieth Century Ceramic Assemblage from a Burned House in Northern Georgia

Author(s): Patrick H. Garrow

Year: 2015

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Summary

Most of the sites we investigate have architectural remains, middens, and features. Artifacts collected from middens often span the history of the site. Features may represent frozen moments in time, but rarely reflect the total material culture of the household and contain artifacts that have been removed from their household and discarded. The site discussed in this paper contains a residence that was destroyed by fire during the second decade of the twentieth century. The house was occupied when it was destroyed, and the 75 ceramic vessels recovered during the excavation represent the total ceramic assemblage that was in the house at the time of the fire. Further, the house site was excavated in a manner that made it possible to determine the layout of the structure and the function of each room within the structure. This paper discusses the ceramic assemblage and its context within the burned out household.


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An Early Twentieth Century Ceramic Assemblage from a Burned House in Northern Georgia. Patrick H. Garrow. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434054)


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

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PaperId(s): 461

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