Public Spaces For The People: A Preliminary Investigation Of Colonial Taverns And Markets In Charleston, South Carolina

Author(s): Nathan G.W. Allison

Year: 2017

Summary

Early modern British Atlantic world colonial port cities of North America were filled with a diverse cast of individuals and groups. Public space in port cities provided an area for the masses to interact and participate in a variety of activities. This poster will look at public space in Charleston, South Carolina during the long eighteenth-century. As part of a larger project, this analysis will look at taverns and markets, providing a window into the diverse groups and activities that were being conducted during this period. A study of public space allows scholars to pose questions about British Atlantic world port city populations. Archaeological evidence will provide insight into the different groups that were using public spaces and the activities they were engaged in. Further, a temporal and spatial analysis will provide insight to the development of public space over the period throughout colonial Charleston.  

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Public Spaces For The People: A Preliminary Investigation Of Colonial Taverns And Markets In Charleston, South Carolina. Nathan G.W. Allison. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435596)

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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): 698