The Bird-Houston Site, 1775-1920: 145 Years of Rural Delaware
The Bird-Houston Site is a homestead that was occupied from around 1775 to 1920. During that long span the site was used in various ways by diverse occupants. Two houses stood there; the earlier log house was replaced by a frame house around 1825, and the two houses were far enough apart to keep their associated artifacts separate. The site’s occupants included unknown tenants, white property owners, and, after 1840, African American farm laborers and their families. Excavation of the site provided much information about the lives of the residents, and also about the impact of clearing the site for plowing on the archaeological record.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2016 •
- New Highway Uncovers New Histories: Archaeology Mitigations From the U.S. Route 301 Mega Project in Delaware
Cite this Record
The Bird-Houston Site, 1775-1920: 145 Years of Rural Delaware. Tiffany M Raszick, John Bedell. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434619)
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