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Looking Through the Glass: Identification and Analysis of Glass Bottles Recovered from a Campus Trash Dump

Author(s): Emma Verstraete

Year: 2016

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Summary

Since its establishment in 1827, Lindenwood University has been a central location for educating young women.  Modern-day excavations of an historic campus trash dump have yielded a selection of glass bottles and bottle shards that can be identified for their cosmetic, medicinal, and educational applications for the girls who attended the university during the early twentieth century. Socio-economic information, such as the place of origin and price of the bottles’ contents, will contribute to the growing conversation about the daily lives of young women at the turn of the century in a broader fashion than can typically be found at an individual site.


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Looking Through the Glass: Identification and Analysis of Glass Bottles Recovered from a Campus Trash Dump. Emma Verstraete. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434683)


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Temporal Keywords
1827-1950


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 271

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