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Working Title: Saenger Pottery Works: Preliminary Report, Unlocking a Town’s History through Their Pottery

Author(s): Elizabeth A. Long

Year: 2017

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This investigation of historical ceramics is conducted on a collection that dates from 1886 to 1915. Saenger Pottery Works was in operation from c.a.1885 through c.a. 1915. The size, form, and function variability of the ceramics inform about production techniques used and what forms are preferred over others. The issues in provenience and provenance are discussed because the pottery, while attributable to the site, do not have records of surface collection. Background research is a joint effort with the president of the town Historical Society. A dark history is revealing itself with the discovery of a long forgotten criminal with familial ties to current residents. The investigation seeks to find the historical significance Elmendorf. Research is currently on going, and an excavation of the Saenger site is in the formation process.


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Working Title: Saenger Pottery Works: Preliminary Report, Unlocking a Town’s History through Their Pottery. Elizabeth A. Long. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435407)


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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): 308

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