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Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake

Edited by Paul A Shackel and Barbara J Little

Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake
Paperback, 320 pages £37.00
Published: 2014
ISBN: 9780989824910
Format: 275mm x 213mm
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Subjects: Archaeology, Eliot Werner Publications

The field of historical archaeology has changed dramatically over the years and archaeologists working in the Chesapeake have often been in the forefront of such changes. This book reflects the variety and complexity in historical archaeology in the Chesapeake, while a new prologue by the editors highlights some of the recent advances.


Introduction to the Percheron Press Edition

Archaeological Perspectives: An Overview of the Chesapeake Region   Paul A. Shackel and Barbara J. Little


"Whereby We Shall Enjoy Their Cultivated Places"   Stephen R. Potter and Gregory A. Waselkov

Decorated Clay Tobacco Pipes from the Chesapeake: An African Connection   Matthew C. Emerson

Solid Statements: Architecture, Manufacturing, and Social Change in Seventeenth-Century Virginia   Ann B. Markell

The Country's House Site: An Archaeological Study of a Seventeenth-Century Domestic Landscape   Henry M. Miller

Town Plans and Everyday Material Culture: An Archaeology of Social Relations in Colonial Maryland's Capital Cities   Paul A. Shackel


Mount Vernon: Transformation of an Eighteenth-Century Plantation System   Dennis J. Pogue

"As Is the Gardener, So Is the Garden": The Archaeology of Landscape as Myth   Elizabeth Kryder-Reid


A Comparative Analysis of the New England and Chesapeake Herding Systems   Joanne Bowen

"Fashionable Sugar Dishes, Latest Fashion Ware": The Creamer Revolution in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake   Ann Smart Martin

"She Was . . . an Example of Her Sex": Possibilities for a Feminist Historical Archaeology   Barbara J. Little

Antietam Furnace: A Frontier Ironworks in the Great Valley of Maryland   Susan E. Winter

The Archaeology of Ideology: Archaeological Work in Annapolis Since 1981   Mark P. Leone

Current Archaeological Perspectives on the Growth and Development of Williamsburg n  Marley R. Brown III and Particia Samford


How Sweet It Was: Alexandria's Sugar Trade and Refining Business   Keith L. Barr, Pamela J. Cressey, and Barbara H. Magid

Neighborhoods ad Household Types in Nineteenth-Century Washington, D.C.: Fannie Hill and Mary McNamara in Hooker's Division   Charles D. Cheek and Donna J. Seifert

Rural Landscape in the Mid-Nineteenth Century Chesapeake   Julia A. King

'The case-studies found in [this book] manifest the vigour and maturation of historical archaeology in the region as scholars bring fresh perspectives to museum- and preservation-oriented excavations, using evidence from historical sites to address a broad range of issues of concern to contemporary archaeologists.' (Mary Beaudry, Antiquity)

'This is a significant book worthy of close attention by colonial and federal American researchers. No longer can historians ignore historical archaeology as irrelevant to archival research and scholarship. The earth and its material culture evidence is an archive which is unbiased and invites accurate and exhaustive use.' (John Cotter, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography)

'[Brings] historical archaeological research to archaeologists and to a broad audience of historians and material culture scholars. The volume's . . . breadth and representativeness offer readers a solid introduction to the field and its contributions to the study of historical American culture and material culture.' (LuAnn DeCunzo, Winterthur Portfolio)

'Shackel and Little's goal is 'to provide a representative collection of current substantive and theoretical contributions to historical archaeology in the Chesapeake Bay region' . . . and they have succeeded brilliantly. . . . This collection represents the best tradition of today's historical archaeology. . . . [I]t will be years before anyone supersedes their work in this volume.' (Charles E. Orser, Jr., American Antiquity)

Paul A. Shackel is an American anthropologist and a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Barbara J. Little is an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and an Affiliate of the Center for Heritage Resource Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 320 pages
 275mm x 213mm

BIC Code:
  HIS038000, SOC003000
 Eliot Werner Publications


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