Identifying Status and Identity Through Material Remains: A Preliminary Report from the Hollister Site

Author(s): Megan K Willison

Year: 2018

Summary

This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the material remains and use of space at a seventeenth century fortified Euro-American domestic site located in present-day Glastonbury, CT.  At this site, questions related to status, material consumption, and trade are addressed through the analysis of glass, metallic, and European ceramic assemblages.  In addition to providing a preliminary overview of the types of European products recovered and their reuse patterns, this paper shall also explore the meanings of these objects and their connections to crafting and/or maintaining Euro-American identity.  This site, with its excellent preservation and diverse artifact assemblage, presents a unique opportunity to understand colonial cultural practices, social spaces, and material consumption in seventeenth century Euro-American household contexts.

Cite this Record

Identifying Status and Identity Through Material Remains: A Preliminary Report from the Hollister Site. Megan K Willison. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441900)

Keywords

Temporal Keywords
17th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 829