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Book Review: Everyday Religion: An Archaeology Of Protestant Belief And Practice In The Nineteenth Century, By Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, Christa M. Beranek Feb 2017

Book Review: Everyday Religion: An Archaeology Of Protestant Belief And Practice In The Nineteenth Century, By Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, Christa M. Beranek

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Everyday Religion: an Archaeology of Protestant Belief and Practice in the Nineteenth Century, by Hadley Kruczek-Aaron, 2015, University Press of Florida, Gainesville, 237 pages, black and white figures, references, index, $79.95 (cloth).


Book Review: Historical Archaeology Of The Delaware Valley, 1600–1850, Ed. By Richard F. Veit And David Orr, Lu Ann De Cunzo Jun 2015

Book Review: Historical Archaeology Of The Delaware Valley, 1600–1850, Ed. By Richard F. Veit And David Orr, Lu Ann De Cunzo

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Historical Archaeology of the Delaware Valley, 1600–1850, ed. By Richard F. Veit and David Orr, 2014, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, $54.95 (cloth).


Continuity Of Lithic Practice From The Eighteenth To The Nineteenth Centuries At The Nipmuc Homestead Of Sarah Boston, Grafton, Massachusetts, Joseph M. Bagley, Stephen Mrozowski, Heather Law Pezzarossi, John Steinberg Jun 2015

Continuity Of Lithic Practice From The Eighteenth To The Nineteenth Centuries At The Nipmuc Homestead Of Sarah Boston, Grafton, Massachusetts, Joseph M. Bagley, Stephen Mrozowski, Heather Law Pezzarossi, John Steinberg

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Stone tools have been found at all Nipmuc-related house sites in central Massachusetts dating from the 17th through 20th centuries. This article explores in detail the lithic assemblage recovered from the kitchen midden of the late 18th and early 19th century Sarah Burnee/Sarah Boston farmstead in Grafton, Massachusetts. Quartz and quartzite lithics were found in similar concentrations as historic ceramics within the midden suggesting that these tools were in active use within the household. Ground-stone tools of ancient origin indicate curation and reuse of older materials, and knapped glass and re-worked gunflints suggest knowledge of flintknapping. This article argues ...


The Seal Cove Shipwreck Project: Investigating An Historical Wooden Vessel On Mount Desert Island, Maine, Franklin H. Price, Stephen Dilk, Baylus C. Brooks Jr. Jun 2015

The Seal Cove Shipwreck Project: Investigating An Historical Wooden Vessel On Mount Desert Island, Maine, Franklin H. Price, Stephen Dilk, Baylus C. Brooks Jr.

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Two one-week field projects, carried out during the summers of 2011 and 2012, investigated an historical wooden shipwreck in the intertidal zone on the western side of Mount Desert Island, Maine. Salvage, tide, ice, and other environmental forces have reduced the wreck to a keel, frames, and outer hull planking. Despite this, some observations can be made from the limited surviving evidence. The vessel appears to have been heavily-built, with a full-bodied hull, and constructed in the mid to late 19th century. Its location, hull, and the wood shavings and brick chips found between its timbers suggest that it may ...


A Family Affair: Whaling As Native American Household Strategy On Eastern Long Island, New York, Emily Button Jun 2015

A Family Affair: Whaling As Native American Household Strategy On Eastern Long Island, New York, Emily Button

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Nineteenth-century Native Americans from the northeastern United States became locally famous as mariners in the commercial whaling fleet. In the struggle to protect their small land bases and maintain their communities, going to sea became part of household practices for cultural and economic survival. From approximately 1800 through 1880, indigenous whaling families from Long Island used wages from commercial whaling to combat the limitations of land, credit, and capital that they faced on and off reservations. Whaling’s opportunities supported household formation and property accumulation among Shinnecock and Montaukett people for three generations, but whaling’s instability and risk meant ...


Reservation Subsistence: A Comparative Paleoethnobotanical Analysis Of A Mashantucket Pequot And Euro-American Household, William A. Farley Jun 2015

Reservation Subsistence: A Comparative Paleoethnobotanical Analysis Of A Mashantucket Pequot And Euro-American Household, William A. Farley

Northeast Historical Archaeology

In southeastern Connecticut in the 19th century, many Native Americans resided on reservations in close proximity to European American communities. The Mashantucket Pequot, who lived on a government controlled reservation during this period, and their European American neighbors both utilized forestland resources in their subsistence strategies. This article explores the subsistence strategies of both groups and interprets the importance of the reservation to indigenous-identity maintenance.


Feasting On Broken Glass: Making A Meal Of Seeds, Bones, And Sherds, Mary C. Beaudry Aug 2014

Feasting On Broken Glass: Making A Meal Of Seeds, Bones, And Sherds, Mary C. Beaudry

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Drawing on various lines of evidence that provide insight into late 18th- and early 19th-century episodes of dining at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, Massachusetts, I explore ways in which historical archaeologists can move from discussions of food and foodstuffs to explore menus, meals, and dining. I argue that by drawing together many lines of evidence—food remains such as bones, seeds, and shells; documentary sources; and ceramics, glassware, and utensils—archaeologists are able to “feast” upon the evidence and to go beyond merely reporting on what people ate in the past. They do so by exploring ways of interpreting ...


Applying Concepts From Historical Archaeology To New England's Nineteenth-Century Cookbooks, Anne Yentsch Aug 2014

Applying Concepts From Historical Archaeology To New England's Nineteenth-Century Cookbooks, Anne Yentsch

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This article describes a study of New England cookbooks as a data source for historical archaeologists. The database for this research consisted of single-authored, first-edition cookbooks written by New England women between 1800 and 1900, together with a small set of community cookbooks and newspaper advertisements. The study was based on the belief that recipes are equivalent to artifact assemblages and can be analyzed using the archaeological methods of seriation, presence/absence, and chaîne opératoire. The goal was to see whether change through time could be traced within a region, and why change occurred; whether it was an archetypal shift ...


Decline In The Use And Production Of Red-Earthenware Cooking Vessels In The Northeast, 1780-1880, Meta F. Janowitz Aug 2014

Decline In The Use And Production Of Red-Earthenware Cooking Vessels In The Northeast, 1780-1880, Meta F. Janowitz

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Ceramic collections from archaeological sites dating to and before the early 19th century are often dominated by red-earthenware vessels used in the foodways complex. By the late 19th century, redware vessels are much less common in New England and the Middle Atlantic region. This decline in the use and production of red earthenwares has many causes, including decreased costs of alternative materials (stoneware, refined earthenware, metal, and glass) and an awareness of the harmful effects of lead glazes, but the most important factor is the change in food-preparation technology from open-hearth to stove cooking.


Op-Ed: The Influence Of New Technologies, Foods, And Print Media On Local Material Culture Remains In Nineteenth-Century America, Marie-Lorraine Pipes, Meta F. Janowitz Aug 2014

Op-Ed: The Influence Of New Technologies, Foods, And Print Media On Local Material Culture Remains In Nineteenth-Century America, Marie-Lorraine Pipes, Meta F. Janowitz

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This opinion piece is a brief discussion of documentary and graphic sources, such as cookbooks, works of fiction, advertisements, and genre paintings, available to archaeologists for use in interpreting food-related artifacts and faunal materials from 19th-century domestic deposits. At that time American society experienced a surge in print and visual media that shaped the consumption and preparation of new foods. The scale of influence a particular form of media has on consumers varies in relation to the time sensitivity of the media.This article considers the range of sources that exist and suggest a comprehensive approach to the analysis of ...


Historic Philadelphia Foodways: A Consideration Of Catfish Cookery, Teagan Schweitzer Aug 2014

Historic Philadelphia Foodways: A Consideration Of Catfish Cookery, Teagan Schweitzer

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This article explores the consumption of catfish in the Philadelphia area during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Although not extremley popular in the region today, in the past this fish was an important part of the culinary landscape, in particular as part of a meal referred to as "catfish and waffles." Evidence from zooarchaeological and documentary research is used to justify this claim.


A Dendroarchaeological Study Of Wood From Fort Lennox National Historic Site, Île-Aux-Noix, Québec, Emilie Young-Vigneault, Louis Filion, Allison Bain Apr 2014

A Dendroarchaeological Study Of Wood From Fort Lennox National Historic Site, Île-Aux-Noix, Québec, Emilie Young-Vigneault, Louis Filion, Allison Bain

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Samples of wood excavated from the Fort Lennox National Historic Site, on Île-aux-Noix in the Upper Richelieu River, were entrusted to Université Laval by Parks Canada for tree-ring analysis in 2004. These samples consisted primarily of coniferous species, namely 29 samples of white cedar (Thuja occidentals), 18 of white pine (Pinus strobus), and a single sample of hemlock (Tsuga canadensis). Tree-ring and historical data suggest an alternative explanation for the use of this wood than that originally proposed by archaeologists. The wood originally was thought to have been part of a late 18th-century structure that was torn down, and the ...


A Plantation Transplanted: Archaeological Investigations Of A Piedmont-Style Slave Quarter At Rose Hill, Geneva, New York, James A. Delle, Kristen R. Fellows Apr 2014

A Plantation Transplanted: Archaeological Investigations Of A Piedmont-Style Slave Quarter At Rose Hill, Geneva, New York, James A. Delle, Kristen R. Fellows

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Although a relatively short-lived phenomenon, plantation slavery was established in the Finger Lakes region of New York State by immigrant planters from Maryland and Virginia. Excavations at the Rose Hill site, Geneva, NY have located two quarter sites associated with these early 19th-century plantations, including the standing Jean Nicholas house on property once part of the White Springs Farm, the other a subsurface, though largely intact, stone foundation of a similar building at Rose Hill. Analysis of the refined earthenwares recovered from the plowzone at the Rose Hill quarter indicate that the structure was first occupied in the early 19th ...


The Forts Of Oswego, Wallace F. Workmaster Apr 2014

The Forts Of Oswego, Wallace F. Workmaster

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Delmarva Bog Iron Industry, Edward F. Heite Apr 2014

The Delmarva Bog Iron Industry, Edward F. Heite

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Construction Of The Auburn & Syracuse Railroad: A Study In Early Engineering, Richard F. Palmer Apr 2014

Construction Of The Auburn & Syracuse Railroad: A Study In Early Engineering, Richard F. Palmer

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Outhouses In Rome, New York, Lee Hanson Apr 2014

Outhouses In Rome, New York, Lee Hanson

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Ceramics From The Weeksville Excavations, Brooklyn, New York, Bert Salwen, Sarah Bridges Apr 2014

The Ceramics From The Weeksville Excavations, Brooklyn, New York, Bert Salwen, Sarah Bridges

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


European Vs. American Engineering: Pierre Charles L'Enfant And The Water Power System Of Paterson, Nj, Russell I. Fries Apr 2014

European Vs. American Engineering: Pierre Charles L'Enfant And The Water Power System Of Paterson, Nj, Russell I. Fries

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Role Of The Paterson, Nj Silk Industry In The 19th-Century Atlantic Economy, Richard D. Margrave Apr 2014

The Role Of The Paterson, Nj Silk Industry In The 19th-Century Atlantic Economy, Richard D. Margrave

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Study Of Ten Houses In Paterson's Dublin Area, Jo Ann Cotz Apr 2014

The Study Of Ten Houses In Paterson's Dublin Area, Jo Ann Cotz

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Evolution Of The Rogers Locomotive Company, Paterson, Nj, Brian Morrell Apr 2014

The Evolution Of The Rogers Locomotive Company, Paterson, Nj, Brian Morrell

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Reed Stem Tobacco Pipes From Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio, James L. Murphy Mar 2014

Reed Stem Tobacco Pipes From Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio, James L. Murphy

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Clay Pipes In The Upper Great Lakes: The Ermatinger Assemblage, C. S. "Paddy" Reid Mar 2014

Clay Pipes In The Upper Great Lakes: The Ermatinger Assemblage, C. S. "Paddy" Reid

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Groundhog Kilns-Rectangular American Kilns Of The Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Georgeanna H. Greer Mar 2014

Groundhog Kilns-Rectangular American Kilns Of The Nineteenth And Early Twentieth Centuries, Georgeanna H. Greer

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


Industrial Pottery Of The United States, James R. Mitchell Mar 2014

Industrial Pottery Of The United States, James R. Mitchell

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


A Survey Of Traditional Pottery Manufacture In The Mid-Atlantic And Northeastern United States, Susan H. Myers Mar 2014

A Survey Of Traditional Pottery Manufacture In The Mid-Atlantic And Northeastern United States, Susan H. Myers

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Sewer Tile Clay Pottery Of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Marsha Macdowell, Kurt Dewhurst Mar 2014

The Sewer Tile Clay Pottery Of Grand Ledge, Michigan, Marsha Macdowell, Kurt Dewhurst

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Living Tradition: A Comparison Of Three Southern Folk Potters, John A. Burrison Mar 2014

The Living Tradition: A Comparison Of Three Southern Folk Potters, John A. Burrison

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.


The Kirkpatricks' Pottery, Anna, Illinois, Ellen Paul Denker Mar 2014

The Kirkpatricks' Pottery, Anna, Illinois, Ellen Paul Denker

Northeast Historical Archaeology

No abstract is available at this time.