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Gender And Adaptation On The Texas Frontier

Author(s): Samuel M. Stansel

Year: 2017

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The Biry House in Castroville, Texas is an archaeological site which presents a unique perspective on frontier life through the eyes of Alsatian immigrants who were thrust into a strange and sometimes hostile new environment. This study examines the ways in which the frontier setting may have affected gender roles and daily responsibilities. It will also examine how these might have changed over time as the residents of the Biry House adapted and settled into their surroundings over successive generations. By looking at an assemblage of domestic artifacts questions of gender, adaptation, and identity may be addressed; this will provide interesting insight into how a small community may have dealt with the hardships that come from living on the frontier.

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Gender And Adaptation On The Texas Frontier. Samuel M. Stansel. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435333)


Frontier Gender Texas

Geographic Keywords
North America United States of America

Temporal Keywords
19th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 413

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