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Documentary archaeology in the New World

Author: Mary Carolyn Beaudry
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993, ©1988.
Series: New directions in archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st paperback ed.]View all editions and formats
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It outlines a fresh approach to the archaeological study of the historic cultures of North America.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Carolyn Beaudry
ISBN: 0521449995 9780521449991 0521303435 9780521303439
OCLC Number: 30146847
Description: 218 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Archaeology is Not Enough: 1. Legends, houses, families and myths: relationships between material culture and American ideology Anne E. Yentsch; 2. Perceptions of an artifact: Chinese porcelain in colonial Tidewater Virginia Julia B. Curtis; 3. Documentary insights into the archaeology of smuggling Peter R. Schmidt, and Stephen A. Mrozowski; 4. Words for things: linguistic analysis of probate inventories Mary C. Beaudry, Janet Long, henry M. Miller, Fraser D. Neiman, and Garry Wheeler Stone; Part II. Documents and the Archaeologist: The Data Base: 6. Artifacts are not enough Garry Wheeler stone; 7. The behavioural context of probate inventories: an example from Plymouth colony marley R. Brown III; 8. Occupational differences reflected in material culture Kathleen J. Bragdon; 9. On the use of historical maps Nancy S. Seaholes; 10. Military records and historical archaeology Lawrence E. Babits; 11. The material culture of the Christian Indians of New England, 1650-1775 Kathleen J. Bragdon; 12. Anthropological title searches in Rockbridge County, Virginia H. Langhorne and lawrence E. Babits; Part III. Ecological Questions In Historical Archaeology: 13. Farming, fishing, whaling, trading: land and sea as resource on eighteenth-century Cape Cod Anne e. yentsch; 14. Seasonality: an agricultural construct Joanne Bowen; Part IV. Consumerism, Status, Gender, and Ethnicity: 15. Classification and economic scaling of nineteenth-century ceramics george l. miller; 16. For gentlemen of capacity and leisure: the archaeology of colonial newspapers stephen A. mrozowoski; 17. What happened to the silent majority? Research strategies for studying dominant group material culture in late nineteenth-century California Mary Praetzellis, Adrian Praetzellis, and Marley r. brown III.
Series Title: New directions in archaeology.
Responsibility: edited by Mary C. Beaudry.

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'... it is refreshing to see the archaeological and documentary record of the New World being used to challenge some of the myths of the American way ... this is a valuable volume and should be Read more...

 
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