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The Beauty of Artifacts: A Study of Gendered Artifacts on a Student Led Campus Excavation

Author(s): Dana Isabell Grutesen ; Sarah E. Meister

Year: 2015

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Founded in 1827, Lindenwood University was one of the few all-girl colleges of its time and was located on the American Frontier in St. Charles, Missouri. A student-led project on campus is currently analyzing artifacts from an excavation of what is believed to be a trash dump containing items from students and faculty dating back to the mid-19th century. Gendered artifacts, such as cold cream jars, are heavily represented and are a focal point of the project. Using these and other artifacts, Lindenwood anthropology students are gaining a better understanding about socio-economic issues of the education of women in the 19th century.


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The Beauty of Artifacts: A Study of Gendered Artifacts on a Student Led Campus Excavation. Dana Isabell Grutesen, Sarah E. Meister. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434069)


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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): 495

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