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Quintana Roo Archaeology, Justine Shaw, Jennifer Mathews Nov 2015

Quintana Roo Archaeology, Justine Shaw, Jennifer Mathews

Jennifer P Mathews

Mexico’s southern state of Quintana Roo is often perceived by archaeologists as a blank spot on the map of the Maya world, a region generally assumed to hold little of interest thanks to its relative isolation from the rest of Mexico. But salvage archaeology required by recent development along the “Maya Riviera,” along with a suite of other ongoing and recent research projects, have shown that the region was critical in connecting coastal and inland zones, and it is now viewed as an important area in its own right from Preclassic through post-contact times. The first volume devoted to ...


Utatlán: The Constituted Community Of The K’Iche’ Maya Of Q’Umarkaj [Review], Jennifer Mathews Nov 2015

Utatlán: The Constituted Community Of The K’Iche’ Maya Of Q’Umarkaj [Review], Jennifer Mathews

Jennifer P Mathews

This volume is the culmination of fieldwork that was carried out in the 1970s at Greater Utatlán, made up of several communities surrounding the ceremonial centre of Q'umarkaj and the famed home of the Popol Wuj. Although he completed his dissertation in 1980, Babcock freely admits that life got in the way of publishing at the time, and I commend him for returning to it three decades later. This temporal distance offers the advantage of being able to review the initial work within the context of later research and to incorporate the wisdom attained since the initial writing of ...


Project 400: The Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey, Report On The 2014 Field Season, Burial Hill Plymouth, Massachusetts, Christa M. Beranek, Justin A. Warrenfeltz, Richie Roy, David B. Landon, Alexandra Crowder, Katie Wagner Oct 2015

Project 400: The Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey, Report On The 2014 Field Season, Burial Hill Plymouth, Massachusetts, Christa M. Beranek, Justin A. Warrenfeltz, Richie Roy, David B. Landon, Alexandra Crowder, Katie Wagner

Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research Publications

In May and June of 2014, a field school from the University of Massachusetts Boston, in partnership with Plimoth Plantation, undertook a second season of work in Plymouth, Massachusetts, as part of Project 400: The Plymouth Colony Archaeological Survey, a site survey and excavation program leading up to the 400th anniversary of New England’s first permanent English settlement in 1620, the founding of Plymouth Colony. This work was conducted under permit #3384 from the State Archaeologist’s office at the Massachusetts Historical Commission. The 2014 work focused on the eastern edge of Burial Hill along School Street in downtown ...


Utatlán: The Constituted Community Of The K’Iche’ Maya Of Q’Umarkaj [Review], Jennifer P. Mathews Jan 2015

Utatlán: The Constituted Community Of The K’Iche’ Maya Of Q’Umarkaj [Review], Jennifer P. Mathews

Sociology & Anthropology Faculty Research

This volume is the culmination of fieldwork that was carried out in the 1970s at Greater Utatlán, made up of several communities surrounding the ceremonial centre of Q'umarkaj and the famed home of the Popol Wuj. Although he completed his dissertation in 1980, Babcock freely admits that life got in the way of publishing at the time, and I commend him for returning to it three decades later. This temporal distance offers the advantage of being able to review the initial work within the context of later research and to incorporate the wisdom attained since the initial writing of ...


Book Review: Saugus Iron Works: The Roland W. Robbins Excavations, 1948-1953, Richard Veit Jan 2014

Book Review: Saugus Iron Works: The Roland W. Robbins Excavations, 1948-1953, Richard Veit

Northeast Historical Archaeology

Review of Sagues Iron Works: The Roland W. Robbins Excavations, 1948-1953, edited by William A. Griswold and Donald W. Linebaugh, 2011, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 440 pages, 182 black-and-white illustrations, index, appendices, no price given.


Historical Archaeology At Saybrook Point, Connecticut: Excavation And Interpretation At An Archaeological And Historical Park, Harold D. Juli Dec 2013

Historical Archaeology At Saybrook Point, Connecticut: Excavation And Interpretation At An Archaeological And Historical Park, Harold D. Juli

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This paper discusses the discoveries resulting from a study of 350 years of occupation at Saybrook Point, in the town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut's earliest English coastal settlement (1635). Three seasons of archaeological research (1980-1982), along with documentary sources provided information for the construction of a detailed site history. Specifically, the paper focuses on the role of archaeology in understanding growth and change within the earliest area of settlement in a small Connecticut town, as well as the interpretation of these findings in the form of an archaeological and historical park, constructed within the excavation zone.


Is Archaeology Destructive Or Are Archaeologists Self-Destructive, Pierre Beaudet, Monique Elie Dec 2013

Is Archaeology Destructive Or Are Archaeologists Self-Destructive, Pierre Beaudet, Monique Elie

Northeast Historical Archaeology

The conducting of archaeological excavations for the purpose of research without the justification of eminent destruction is often referred to, in cultural resource management literature and elsewhere, as a destructive practice- one to be avoided whenever possible. The following pages discuss the validity of a such deferral approach to archaeological research both in reference to resource conservation and to understanding the past.


Leeds, Steven, B. 1968 (Sc 864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Feb 2013

Leeds, Steven, B. 1968 (Sc 864), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 864. Letter written by Steven Leeds, Lantana, Florida, to Kentucky Library and Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky, detailing the finding of Indian burial sites in or near Augusta (Bracken County), Kentucky, and giving other data about the burial sites.


Introduction, David B. Landon Nov 2012

Introduction, David B. Landon

Northeast Historical Archaeology

A brief overview of the publications in this volume. This includes the awards for excellence in service, the winners of the student paper ocmpetition, the paper topics of the volume including use of material culture from a 19th century laborer's home, archaebiology and urban salvage archaeology in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


An Archeological Survey Of The Proposed Southwestern Beltway Extension And Twelfth Street Extension Highway Route In The Vicinity Of Congaree Creek, David Anderson, James Michie, Michael Trinkley, Robert Stephenson Aug 2012

An Archeological Survey Of The Proposed Southwestern Beltway Extension And Twelfth Street Extension Highway Route In The Vicinity Of Congaree Creek, David Anderson, James Michie, Michael Trinkley, Robert Stephenson

David G. Anderson

No abstract provided.


An Archeological Survey Of The Proposed Access Road, Terminal, And Parking Areas On Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, David Anderson Aug 2012

An Archeological Survey Of The Proposed Access Road, Terminal, And Parking Areas On Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, David Anderson

David G. Anderson

At the request of the Horry County Airport Commission, the Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, conducted an archeological survey on the grounds of a proposed terminal building, access road, and auto parking area on land presently within the confines of the United States Air Force's Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Base. The survey was conducted on April 9, 1975, and indicated that there were no significant historic or prehistoric archeological sites in or near the areas to be affected by construction. No additional investigations of the impacted area, and no secondary mitigation recommendations or proposals are ...


The Preliminary Archeological Inventory Of The Savannah River Plant, Aiken And Barnwell Counties, South Carolina, Glen Hanson, Rachel Most, David Anderson Aug 2012

The Preliminary Archeological Inventory Of The Savannah River Plant, Aiken And Barnwell Counties, South Carolina, Glen Hanson, Rachel Most, David Anderson

David G. Anderson

Archeological investigations were conducted on the Savannah River Plant in Aiken and Barnwell Counties, South Carolina under contract with the United States Department of Energy by the Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina. The purpose of the study was to perform a reconnaissance and prepare a preliminary inventory of archeological sites in the plant in order to provide land use planning information. During three 2.5 month field seasons, 309 discrete sites were located and recorded within the plant boundaries using an opportunistic sampling strategy which focused on disturbed and exposed ground surfaces in the 200,000 ...


"The Best Ever Occupied...": Archaeological Investigations Of A Civil War Encampment On Folly Island, South Carolina, James B. Legg, Steven D. Smith Dec 2011

"The Best Ever Occupied...": Archaeological Investigations Of A Civil War Encampment On Folly Island, South Carolina, James B. Legg, Steven D. Smith

Steven D. Smith

In May of 1987, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology was informed that human remains were being unearthed by road construction in a private residential development on Folly Island, South Carolina. This information led to a two year investigation of the 1863 winter camp of the Federal Army, used during its siege of Charleston. During the investigations a black military cemetery was salvaged (site 38CH920), and three areas of the Federal camp were examined as part of a data recovery project, and a later research effort (sites 38CH964, 38CH965, 38CH966). All of the sites were recommended as eligible ...


Acquiring The Past For The Future: The South Carolina Heritage Trust Statewide Assessment Of Cultural Sites, Christopher Judge, Steven Smith Dec 2011

Acquiring The Past For The Future: The South Carolina Heritage Trust Statewide Assessment Of Cultural Sites, Christopher Judge, Steven Smith

Steven D. Smith

The South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology received a grant from the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History to conduct a statewide assessment of the cultural resources of the state. This report details the results of this one-year study to establish a representative sample of the archaeological and historical resources of the state of South Carolina, to be used by the South Carolina Heritage Trust as a planning tool for the possible acquisition of such sites as Heritage Preserves. A list of the 100 most "Critically Significant" sites and ...


Initial Archeological Investigations At Silver Bluff Plantation Aiken County, South Carolina, James Scurry, J. Joseph, Fritz Hamer Nov 2011

Initial Archeological Investigations At Silver Bluff Plantation Aiken County, South Carolina, James Scurry, J. Joseph, Fritz Hamer

Fritz Hamer

No abstract provided.


Field Excavations At Sylvester Manor, Katherine Howlett Hayes Sep 2011

Field Excavations At Sylvester Manor, Katherine Howlett Hayes

Northeast Historical Archaeology

This chapter describes the overall field strategy and summarizes nine seasons of field excavations at Sylvester Manor. All tested site areas are described, with greatest detail given to the areas relevant to the research questions on the early plantation period, as well as the pre-Contact/Colonial Native American occupation areas. This overview of the excavations also provides a broad interpretation of the results relating to the early colonial landscape, associations between site areas, and the longer term Native American occupation of the site.


2011 Field School At Palachacolas Town, Charles R. Cobb Aug 2011

2011 Field School At Palachacolas Town, Charles R. Cobb

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Informe Técnico Final Del Trabajo De Campo Del Proyecto De Investigación Arqueológica Caylán (Temporada 2010), David Chicoine, Hugo Ikehara Jul 2011

Informe Técnico Final Del Trabajo De Campo Del Proyecto De Investigación Arqueológica Caylán (Temporada 2010), David Chicoine, Hugo Ikehara

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


First Season At Palachacolas Town, Charles R. Cobb Aug 2009

First Season At Palachacolas Town, Charles R. Cobb

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Informe Técnico Final Del Trabajo De Campo Del Proyecto De Investigación Arqueológica Caylán (Temporada 2009), David Chicoine, Hugo Ikehara Jan 2009

Informe Técnico Final Del Trabajo De Campo Del Proyecto De Investigación Arqueológica Caylán (Temporada 2009), David Chicoine, Hugo Ikehara

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Three Recent Santa Elena Projects, Chester B. Depratter Sep 2006

Three Recent Santa Elena Projects, Chester B. Depratter

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Ninety Six Fortification Search: Ninety Six National Historic Site, Stanley South Jan 2006

Ninety Six Fortification Search: Ninety Six National Historic Site, Stanley South

Research Manuscript Series

No abstract provided.


Upcoming Santa Elena Field Projects, Chester B. Depratter Dec 2005

Upcoming Santa Elena Field Projects, Chester B. Depratter

Faculty & Staff Publications

No abstract provided.


Informe Técnico De Los Trabajos De Campo Del Proyecto Arqueológico Huambacho-Temporada 2004, David Chicoine, Jeisen Navarro Feb 2005

Informe Técnico De Los Trabajos De Campo Del Proyecto Arqueológico Huambacho-Temporada 2004, David Chicoine, Jeisen Navarro

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Informe Técnico De Los Trabajos De Campo Del Proyecto Arqueológico Huambacho-Temporada 2003, David Chicoine, Victor Pimentel Apr 2004

Informe Técnico De Los Trabajos De Campo Del Proyecto Arqueológico Huambacho-Temporada 2003, David Chicoine, Victor Pimentel

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


John Bartlam: Staffordshire In Carolina, Stanley South Jan 2004

John Bartlam: Staffordshire In Carolina, Stanley South

Research Manuscript Series

No abstract provided.


Legacy - December 2001, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina Dec 2001

Legacy - December 2001, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

SCIAA Newsletter - Legacy & PastWatch

Contents:

The Archaeology of Cattle Raisers at the Catherine Brown Cowpen.....p. 1
Director’s Notes.....p. 2
George Galphin Site.....p. 4
New Data on Carolina Bays.....p. 6
Bush Hill Plantation.....p. 10
Analysis of G.S. Lewis-West Site.....p. 8
Early Archaic Settlement Study.....p. 11
Parris Island Cemeteries.....p. 14
Barbados-Carolina Connection at 1670 Charles Towne.....p. 16
Allendale Paleoindian Conference.....p. 3
Art Donors in 2001.....p. 22
ART Activities in 2001.....p. 24
Jamestown Archaeologist to Give Public Lecture and Speak at Annual Conference.....p. 26
Call for Papers at Annual SC Conference.....p ...


Legacy - July 2001, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina Jul 2001

Legacy - July 2001, South Carolina Institute Of Archaeology And Anthropology--University Of South Carolina

SCIAA Newsletter - Legacy & PastWatch

Contents:

Fisk Patent Coffins Recovered at the Buzzard Family Cemetery, Newberry, South Carolina.....p. 1
Director’s Notes.....p. 2
Introducing Associate Conservator.....p. 5
Colored Asylum Cemetery.....p. 6
Prehistoric Stone Pipe/Petroglyph Survey.....p. 9
Discovery at 1670 Charles Towne.....p. 10
Summary of Excavation at Charles Towne Landing 2001.....p. 12
Allendale 2001 Season.....p. 15
Underwater Survey of Old Town Creek near Charles Towne.....p. 16
Inventory of Naval Shipwrecks in Charleston Harbor.....p. 17
Le Prince Research Continues.....p. 18
South Carolina-Caribbean Connection.....p. 20
Emily Stout New Intern.....p. 21
Hunley Lectures.....p. 22 ...


The Pumpkin Site: 38gr226, Archaeological Investigation Of A Prehistoric Middle Woodland Village In Northern Greenville County, South Carolina, Tommy Charles Jan 2001

The Pumpkin Site: 38gr226, Archaeological Investigation Of A Prehistoric Middle Woodland Village In Northern Greenville County, South Carolina, Tommy Charles

Research Manuscript Series

This report describes the events that led to an unanticipated archaeological investigation of the Pumpkin site, (38GR226) between November 1994 and December 1995. It details the problems incurred due to a sporadic work schedule, vandalism and ever-changing objectives. Ultimately, good fortune far out-weighed the bad because the data acquired at Pumpkin is among the best ever obtained from a prehistoric Middle Woodland site on the South Carolina Piedmont. During our periodic work episodes, plow disturbed soils were removed from approximately 25 percent of the site to reveal 504 pit and posthole features. Only 37 of the features were excavated, but ...


38bu162u: Excavations For An Irrigation Pipeline On The Santa Elena Site, Parris Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, Chester B. Depratter, James B. Legg, Stanley South Jan 2001

38bu162u: Excavations For An Irrigation Pipeline On The Santa Elena Site, Parris Island, Beaufort County, South Carolina, Chester B. Depratter, James B. Legg, Stanley South

Research Manuscript Series

No abstract provided.