The Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark: A Look into the Future

Author(s): Gregory Lattanzi

Year: 2018


When the Abbott Farm site was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1976, it had already been well-known for a hundred years as a significant archaeological site. Now over 40 years later, the Abbott Farm continues to baffle archaeological scholars as to the precise meaning of its importance to prehistoric and historic native peoples of the region. Past research, present trends, and future analysis are discussed providing a myriad of evidence showing that this site continues to provide and yield information important to the prehistory of the Middle Atlantic region. Specific topics to be addressed in this presentation include the future role of NAGPRA in relation to the Abbott Farm site; the usefulness of semi-destructive and non-destructive analysis on artifacts; and the role that the study of trade and exchange and mortuary practices plays in our understanding of social complexity and connected landscapes within the Middle Atlantic region and beyond.

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The Abbott Farm National Historic Landmark: A Look into the Future. Gregory Lattanzi. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445341)

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Abstract Id(s): 20857