Ceramics and Socioeconomic Status: Insights from Janis-Ziegler Site (23SG272), Ste. Genevieve, Missouri

Author(s): Meredith M Hawkins Trautt

Year: 2019

Summary

This is an abstract from the "The Transformation of Historical Archaeology: Papers in Honor of Charles E Orser, Jr" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The Janis-Ziegler site was occupied by two families of different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Excavations at the site have identified the presence of artifacts associated with an outbuilding and the main residence, including ceramics.  Economic scaling of ceramics has provided archaeologists with insights into past consumer behavior.  One aspect archaeologists have concentrated on is the correlation of the ceramic index to the socioeconomic status of the residents to determine spending habits.  Utilizing this index, the ceramics from two seasons of excavations at the Janis-Ziegler site will be examined to ascertain the consumer behavior of the families living at this site.  

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Ceramics and Socioeconomic Status: Insights from Janis-Ziegler Site (23SG272), Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. Meredith M Hawkins Trautt. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449246)

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Temporal Keywords
19th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 264