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The "Deserving Poor" In Colonial Georgia : Elite And Non-Elite Domestic Sites At Fort Frederica, Georgia, Nicholas Honerkamp Jan 2005

The "Deserving Poor" In Colonial Georgia : Elite And Non-Elite Domestic Sites At Fort Frederica, Georgia, Nicholas Honerkamp

Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports

Social differences at domestic sites in the fortified town of Frederica (1736-1750) are explored through comparisons of architecture type and location, refuse disposal practices, selected artifacts, and dietary data. Based on archival-based Relative Economic Position, three sites representing three social strata at Frederica are used for these comparisons. The results of this analysis serve as a starting point for future testing at British colonial sites possessing similar social and temporal parameters.


"Large Quantities Had To Be Marked For Disposal" : An Artifact Inventory Of Shiner's Trench, Fort Frederica National Monument, Nicholas Honerkamp Jun 2001

"Large Quantities Had To Be Marked For Disposal" : An Artifact Inventory Of Shiner's Trench, Fort Frederica National Monument, Nicholas Honerkamp

Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports

This report presents the results of inventory and analysis of artifacts associated with Shiner's Trench, Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island, Georgia. The inventory and analysis was conducted by two students enrolled in an independent studies laboratory course during the spring of 2000 (170 hours) and two student-interns (480 hours) during the following summer. The internships were part of a W ASO Archaeology and Ethnography Program. About 20 hours of data input student assistance also occurred during the fall of 2000. The analysis was performed at the Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology laboratory at the University of ...


Gender, Family Composition, And Social Mobility At Fort Frederica, Georgia, 1736 - C. 1750, Nicholas Honerkamp Jan 2000

Gender, Family Composition, And Social Mobility At Fort Frederica, Georgia, 1736 - C. 1750, Nicholas Honerkamp

Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports

More complete documentary information on the identity of residents of the British colonial town of Frederica has allowed revised interpretations of the archaeological record there. Two tightly controlled excavations in the town reveal contrasts in site structure, refuse disposal practices, faunal remains, and material culture from 1736-c. 1750. The Hird site, dating from 1736 to 1748, was occupied by a husband, wife, and their three children (a son and two daughters); the Forrester site, c. 1742-1754, is attributed to a (presumably) solitary adult male. This paper explores the possible gender, family composition, and social mobility dimensions of the archaeological contrasts ...


Shiner's Trench : Recycling The Archaeological Record At Fort Frederica, Nicholas Honerkamp Jan 1998

Shiner's Trench : Recycling The Archaeological Record At Fort Frederica, Nicholas Honerkamp

Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports

Transforming a sow’s ear into a silk purse, a unique educational program has been instituted at Fort Frederica National Monument through the combined efforts of the National Park Service and the Glynn County (Georgia) School System. Following the discovery of a modern trench backfilled with colonial artifacts from previous excavations at Frederica, the National Park Service developed an educational program highlighting colonial archaeology for Glynn County fourth grade students and their teachers. The program consists of a training workshop for teachers, one day of excavation by each class, artifact analysis in the classroom, and student-designed artifact displays. The trench ...


On The Waterfront : Archaeological Research At Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island, Georgia, Nicholas Honerkamp, R. Bruce Council, Elizabeth J. Reitz Jan 1985

On The Waterfront : Archaeological Research At Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island, Georgia, Nicholas Honerkamp, R. Bruce Council, Elizabeth J. Reitz

Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports

The results of documentary research and archaeological survey and testing of the riverbank area at Fort Frederica National Monument, St. Simons Island, Georgia, are described. Carried out by the Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology in August of 1983, the fieldwork consisted of a systematic transect survey, intensive hand excavation of judgementally placed test units, and excavation of a test trench to locate suspected earthworks. A combined total of 45.25 square meters of surface area was investigated using this approach. Survey and testing was necessitated by planned anti-erosion measures along the riverbank that will result in subsurface disturbances to ...