Living on the Boott

Historical Archaeology at the Boott Mills Boardinghouses, Lowell, Massachusetts

Author: Stephen A. Mrozowski,Grace H. Ziesing,Mary Carolyn Beaudry

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558490352

Category: History

Page: 93

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Combining documentary evidence, oral and architectural history, and environmental and material culture studies, they trace the deterioration of living conditions for mill workers and their families as owners began substituting native-born employees with immigrant laborers.

Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology

Author: Charles E. Orser Jnr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134608624

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 9987

The Encyclopedia of Historical Archaeology is a ground-breaking compendium of information about this ever-growing field. Concentrating on the post-1400 period as well as containing generic explanations of historical archaeology where needed, the encyclopedia is compiled by over 120 experts from around the world and contains more than 370 entries covering important concepts and sites.

Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

An Encyclopedia

Author: Linda S. Cordell,Kent Lightfoot,Francis McManamon,George Milner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313021899

Category: Social Science

Page: 1488

View: 4836

The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale possesses a parcel of land worthy of archaeological exploration. Archaeology in America is the first resource that provides students, researchers, and anyone interested in their local history with a survey of the most important archaeological discoveries in North America. Leading scholars, most with an intimate knowledge of the area, have written in-depth essays on over 300 of the most important archaeological sites that explain the importance of the site, the history of the people who left the artifacts, and the nature of the ongoing research. Archaeology in America divides it coverage into 8 regions: the Arctic and Subarctic, the Great Basin and Plateau, the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the West Coast. Each entry provides readers with an accessible overview of the archaeological site as well as books and articles for further research.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industrial archaeology

Page: N.A

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Author: Society for Historical Archaeology

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology and history

Page: N.A

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Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory

Papers from the 2003 and 2004 CHAT Conferences

Author: Laura McAtackney,Matthew M. Palus,Angela Piccini

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 118

View: 6878

This volume assembles some of the contributions to the first two annual meetings of the Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory ('CHAT') conferences, held at Bristol University in November 2003 and Leicester University in November 2004. Bringing together a wide range of archaeological practitioners from higher education and from professional archaeology, these contributions explore the potential of archaeological studies of the recent and contemporary past from a range of perspectives. Included are studies that focus on a range of themes, from colonialism and conflict to heritage, performance and practice - from a range of different perspectives. Whilst diverse they are united by an awareness of archaeology as a contemporary practice, and of the radical potential for the extension of archaeological perspectives into the recent past and the contemporary world.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Henry's Mill

The Historical Archaeology of a Forest Community : Life Around a Timber Mill in South-west Victoria, Australia, in the Early Twentieth Century

Author: Peter Davies

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 145

View: 2599

Oxbow says: Henry's Mill was just one of thousands of sawmills established in Victoria (Australia) from the 1850s to the Second World War. Rather than focusing on industrial and technological aspects of the mill, Peter Davies presents a social and material history of the lives of the men, women and children living and working at the mill. Based on archaeological and historical evidence, including documentary and oral sources, he asks who the people were that moved to the mill to seek work, where they had come from and their motives for re-locating. He goes on to study their living and working conditions, hygiene, illness and injury, the supply of goods and, and markets for the timber, as well as issues of community development, isolation, integration and consumption practices within the community of Henry's Mill.

Archaeologies of Mobility and Movement

Author: Mary C Beaudry,Travis G. Parno

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461462118

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

View: 5733

​ This collection of essays in Archaeologies of Mobility and Movement draws inspiration from current archaeological interest in the movement of individuals, things, and ideas in the recent past. Movement is fundamentally concerned with the relationship(s) among time, object, person, and space. The volume argues that understanding movement in the past requires a shift away from traditional, fieldwork-based archaeological ontologies towards fluid, trajectory-based studies. Archaeology, by its very nature, locates objects frozen in space (literally in their three-dimensional matrices) at sites that are often stripped of people. An archaeology of movement must break away from this stasis and cut new pathways that trace the boundary-crossing contextuality inherent in object/person mobility. Essays in this volume build on these new approaches, confronting issues of movement from a variety of perspectives. They are divided into four sections, based on how the act of moving is framed. The groups into which these chapters are placed are not meant to be unyielding or definitive. The first section, "Objects in Motion," includes case studies that follow the paths of material culture and its interactions with groups of people. The second section of this volume, "People in Motion," features chapters that explore the shifting material traces of human mobility. Chapters in the third section of this book, "Movement through Spaces," illustrate the effects that particular spaces have on the people and objects who pass through them. Finally, there is an afterward that cohesively addresses the issue of studying movement in the recent past. At the heart of Archaeologies of Mobility and Movement is a concern with the hybridity of people and things, affordances of objects and spaces, contemporary heritage issues, and the effects of movement on archaeological subjects in the recent and contemporary past.

Lines that Divide

Historical Archaeologies of Race, Class, and Gender

Author: James A. Delle,Stephen A. Mrozowski,Robert Paynter

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572330863

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 8551

The division of human society by race, class, and gender has been addressed by scholars in many of the social sciences. Now historical archaeologists are demonstrating how material culture can be used to examine the processes that have erected boundaries between people. Drawing on case studies from around the world, the essays in this volume highlight diverse moments in the rise of capitalist civilization both in Western Europe and its colonies. In the first section, the contributors address the dynamics of the racial system that emerged from European colonialism. They show how archaeological remains shed light on the institution of slavery in the American Southeast, on the treatment of Native Americans by Mormon settlers, and on the color line in colonial southern Africa. The next group of articles considers how gender was negotiated in nineteenth-century New York City, in colonial Ecuador, and on Jamaican coffee plantations. A final section focuses on the issue of class division by examining the built environment of eighteenth-century Catalonia and material remains and housing from early industrial Massachusetts. These essays constitute an archaeology of capitalism and clearly demonstrate the importance of history in shaping cultural consciousness. Arguing that material culture is itself an active agent in the negotiation of social difference, they reveal the ways in which historical archaeologists can contribute to both the definition and dismantling of the lines that divide.