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An Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture

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Using detailed comparisons of the archaeological assemblages from 18 early sites in the Chesapeake, this project explores the material conditions of culture contact, plantation development and organization, the rise of slavery, and consumer behavior. Comparable artifact databases have been created for the 18 sites, and analysis of artifact distributions has provided great insight into differences and similarities.

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An Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture. ( tDAR id: 6049) ; doi:10.6067/XCV81J9C5S


Temporal Coverage

Calendar Date: 1600 to 1700

Spatial Coverage

min long: -77.498; min lat: 36.633 ; max long: -75.41; max lat: 39.368 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Gregory Brown

Principal Investigator(s): Julia King

Resources Inside this Project (Viewing 1-13 of 13)


  1. An Analysis of Marked and Decorated White Clay Tobacco Pipes from the Lower Patuxent Drainage (2004)
  2. Archaeological Indicators of Native American Influences on English Life in the Colonial Chesapeake (2005)
  3. Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture, Manual for Comprehensive Artifact Catalog (2004)
  4. A Comparative Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture: Project Update (2004)
  5. Digital Technology in Comparative Studies (2005)
  6. An Enigmatic Monarch: The Biography of a Headless, Mold-made, White Pipe Clay Pipe King Recovered in 17th Century Maryland (2007)
  7. The Importance of Plow Zone Archaeology (2004)
  8. Locally-Made Tobacco Pipes in the Colonial Chesapeake (2005)
  9. Measuring the Advent of Gentility (2005)
  10. Notions of Comfort in the Early Colonial Chesapeake (2005)
  11. On Living and Dying in the Colonial Chesapeake (2005)


  1. Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture, Coding Conventions for Comprehensive Artifact Catalog (2004)
  2. Archaeological Study of Colonial Chesapeake Culture, Comprehensive Artifact Catalog (2004)
Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America