Mapping Gloucestertown

Author(s): Thane H. Harpole; David Brown; Stephen Fonzo

Year: 2018


Decades of primarily compliance-driven archaeology at Gloucester Point has turned up dozens of buildings, hundreds of postholes, and numerous cultural features that document the rise and fall of this colonial port town and scene of two major military encampments and fort-building episodes. But this evidence has been recovered piecemeal, and it has been difficult to relate individual buildings and sites to town lots and their owners. Our current research involved extensive excavations along with mapping and integration of many previous archaeological projects in a GIS in order to better place the historic town on the landscape. By mapping the town, we can chart its rise and fall, uncover the major players in its development, and understand the impacts from two major military occupations.

Cite this Record

Mapping Gloucestertown. Thane H. Harpole, David Brown, Stephen Fonzo. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441123)


Temporal Keywords
17th to 19th century

Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 894