Bottles at the Biry House: Consumption and Economic Choice in a Texas-Alsatian Household

Author(s): Emily Sainz

Year: 2018

Summary

In 2014, students from Binghamton University excavated several historic features in the rear yard of a Texas-Alsatian homestead in Castroville, Texas.  This poster presents the analysis of the glass bottles found in Feature 7, a well built in the 19th century and filled in during the mid-20th century.  During this time, the well became a dumping ground for a range of historical materials discarded by later occupants of the house and other local residents, like the American Legion next door.  The bottle assemblage ranges from personal hygiene items like perfume bottles to general household items such as medicine bottles.  This research seeks to provide insight into the personal needs and preferences of local residents based on the glass bottles collected from this feature, with the broader goal of understanding local consumption and economics in Castroville, Texas.

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Bottles at the Biry House: Consumption and Economic Choice in a Texas-Alsatian Household. Emily Sainz. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441730)

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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): 820