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Household Ceramics across communities of Labor, a study from central Appalachia

Author(s): Tyler Dean Allen ; Robert DeMuth ; Heather Alvey-Scott ; Kelly MacCluen

Year: 2017

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Summary

Excavations during the summers of 2015 and 2016 by the Coal Heritage Archaeology Project focused on the residential communities that once lived in Tams, WV and Wyco, WV.  These communities originated as coal company towns, in which all residents worked for and rented their houses from the coal company.  Because these communities were somewhat isolated, many of the residents could only shop at the company store.  This study examines the ceramic materials recovered from different racial, and ethnic communities across our field sites to develop a better understanding of race and class early 20th century West Virginia.


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Household Ceramics across communities of Labor, a study from central Appalachia. Tyler Dean Allen, Robert DeMuth, Heather Alvey-Scott, Kelly MacCluen. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435557)


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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): 241

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