Artifact Revelations on the Guthrie Homestead

Author(s): Clare M Votaw; Brianna Patterson

Year: 2016


The Guthrie family first came to America from Ireland around 1720 and settled in St. Charles County, Missouri in 1816. The family owned many acres of land, which they passed down through the generations.  Archaeological work on the Guthrie Farmstead commenced due to impending impact on the property for housing development. A cultural resource management company conducted thorough and extensive work on the farmstead, which revealed a homestead site (23SC1041) on the property. The site was a complete homestead that included a house, several barns and smaller outbuildings, and a summer kitchen. Documents suggested that the summer kitchen was previously slave quarters, but the artifacts recovered did not confirm this conclusion. This paper delves into the discrepancies that exist between documentation and physical evidence at this site, and attempts to craft an explanation for these differences.

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Artifact Revelations on the Guthrie Homestead. Clare M Votaw, Brianna Patterson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434793)

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Spatial Coverage

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): 861