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New Boxes, Old Tricks: Reexamining Previously Excavated Collections from Pensacola’s Red Light District

Author(s): Jackie Rodgers

Year: 2014

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Reanalyzing existing collections can be challenging, especially the task of reestablishing contexts from old excavations. The process, which may include archival research, informant interviews, material conservation, and artifact reclassification, can be rewarding when the results reveal unexpected materials and patterns. Professional terrestrial archaeology in Pensacola, Florida has tended to focus on the city’s rich colonial past, while the city’s more recent American period remains largely unstudied. This paper will focus on the on-going reanalysis of non-professionally and professionally excavated collections from Pensacola’s Red Light District, and the insights that are emerging from part of the city’s overlooked past.


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New Boxes, Old Tricks: Reexamining Previously Excavated Collections from Pensacola’s Red Light District. Jackie Rodgers. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437318)


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PaperId(s): SYM-75,03

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