Developing Long-Term Research Goals at Gloucester Point through Problem-Oriented Research

Author(s): Lyle Torp

Year: 2018


Fieldwork and archival research has been conducted at Gloucester Point since the mid-1970s, yet only recently has an effort begun to synthesize the data developed from this piecemeal effort. Synthesis requires a concentrated effort at compiling and organizing cartographic and historical records, not solely to develop context and create narratives for the occupants of this place over time, but also to create research questions that can be addressed with the vast amount of available archeological data. What information can we tease from the archeological record that corroborates or contradicts available written records? How do we organize data to develop more meaningful understandings about individuals and specific groups that used this space? This paper presents some of the research domains that can be addressed, and highlights some of the directions and possibilities for long-term research as the ongoing effort at synthesis begins to frame larger and more complex research questions.

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Developing Long-Term Research Goals at Gloucester Point through Problem-Oriented Research. Lyle Torp. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441127)


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

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 1078