UNL Campus Archaeology: Consumption Patterns in an Early Lincoln Neighborhood
This is an abstract from the "Exploring the Recent Past" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
In June 1999, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) conducted a two-week salvage archaeology project during the early construction phase of a honors dormitory. Fourteen archaeological features were excavated from this historically residential area, one city block in size. The excavated archaeological materials consisted of a large number of glass bottles, ceramics, metal artifacts, faunal remains, and personal items dating to the turn of the 20th century. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Lincoln, Nebraska experienced substantial population growth. This influx led to a dramatic increase in purchased goods and industrialization fueled by the city’s status as a major railway stop. Analysis of artifacts from this excavation contributes to a better understanding of consumption patterns during this period of Lincoln’s history and provides insights into the daily lives of the people in this neighborhood.
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UNL Campus Archaeology: Consumption Patterns in an Early Lincoln Neighborhood. Amy Neumann, Effie Athanassopoulos. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449119)
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