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Baffle Marks and Pontil Scars: A Reader On Historic Bottle Identification (EBook) By SHA CoPublications
eBook (PDF): $40.00
Glass bottles are one of the most ubiquitous finds on historic archaeological sites, no matter the locale. Hundreds of thousands of glass bottles have been recovered, and hundreds of thousands more... More > were manufactured. This volume begins with an overview of bottle identification and dating, and a review of hand-production technology. After 1880, the mechanization of glass bottle manufacture revolutionized the industry. New manufacturing techniques, including new finishes, closures, design, and labels, allowed producers to exponentially bring more variety and numbers of products (and thus more bottles) to the consumer. This in turn greatly impacted the historical archaeo- logical record. For the archaeologist, the underlying theme of this volume is that more variety and number of consumer goods equals more potential for the understanding of everyday life.< Less
Baffle Marks and Pontil Scars: A Reader on Historic Bottle Identification (Full Color) By SHA CoPublications
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Glass bottles are one of the most ubiquitous finds on historic archaeological sites, no matter the locale. Hundreds of thousands of glass bottles have been recovered, and hundreds of thousands more... More > were manufactured. This volume begins with an overview of bottle identification and dating, and a review of hand-production technology. After 1880, the mechanization of glass bottle manufacture revolutionized the industry. New manufacturing techniques, including new finishes, closures, design, and labels, allowed producers to exponentially bring more variety and numbers of products (and thus more bottles) to the consumer. This in turn greatly impacted the historical archaeo- logical record. For the archaeologist, the underlying theme of this volume is that more variety and number of consumer goods equals more potential for the understanding of everyday life.< Less
Finding Hidden Voices of the Chinese Railroad Workers By SHA CoPublications
Hardcover: $65.00
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Archaeologists and historians trace the steps of Chinese railroad workers, find evidence of their daily lives, and work to keep the knowledge of their achievements alive for future generations.
Baffle Marks and Pontil Scars: A Reader on Historic Bottle Identification By SHA CoPublications
Paperback: $55.00
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Glass bottles are one of the most ubiquitous finds on historic archaeological sites, no matter the locale. Hundreds of thousands of glass bottles have been recovered, and hundreds of thousands more... More > were manufactured. This volume begins with an overview of bottle identification and dating, and a review of hand-production technology. After 1880, the mechanization of glass bottle manufacture revolutionized the industry. New manufacturing techniques, including new finishes, closures, design, and labels, allowed producers to exponentially bring more variety and numbers of products (and thus more bottles) to the consumer. This in turn greatly impacted the historical archaeo- logical record. For the archaeologist, the underlying theme of this volume is that more variety and number of consumer goods equals more potential for the understanding of everyday life.< Less
The Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America By SHA CoPublications
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Although the labor of the Chinese workers who built the first transcontinental railroad (and other railroads in the western part of the country) was pivotal to the development of the United States,... More > these workers have never received the scholarly attention they deserve. The incredibly rich work of archaeologists who have studied the thousands of pieces of material culture gathered along western rail lines promises to open vibrant new dimensions of historical recovery of this key chapter in the intertwined social, economic, and political histories of China and the United States.< Less
The Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America (ebook) By SHA CoPublications
eBook (PDF): $20.00
Although the labor of the Chinese workers who built the first transcontinental railroad (and other railroads in the western part of the country) was pivotal to the development of the United States,... More > these workers have never received the scholarly attention they deserve. The incredibly rich work of archaeologists who have studied the thousands of pieces of material culture gathered along western rail lines promises to open vibrant new dimensions of historical recovery of this key chapter in the intertwined social, economic, and political histories of China and the United States.< Less
Tell Me Tree By Rita Folse Elliott
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An illustrated historical children's book about the Abercorn Archaeology Site in Savannah, Georgia (9CH1205). It tells two stories back-to-back. One is the story of Enitan, an African American girl... More > living in a plantation village in Georgia in the mid-19th century. The other story describes Vicente, the son of an archaeologist who works with archaeologists in the early 21st century and learns about the village.< Less
Ceramic Identification in Historical Archaeology: The view from California 1822-1940 (ebook) By SHA CoPublications
eBook (PDF): $30.00
All of the editors of this volume have often been occupied (if not preoccupied) with ceramic artifact identification and cataloguing.We have participated in workshops and symposia in several venues... More > and have all spent time sorting, categorizing, and dating ceramics.We urgently (and selfishly) felt there was a distinct need for a volume with a Western perspective, one containing original essays in addition to particularly useful primary and secondary sources.The dilemma facing us was to find succinct reference information that would not only cover the broad spectrum of ceramic forms but also target what we were actually finding in California’s archaeological sites. Essays chosen for this volume emphasize identifying ceramics and gathering relevant information for the identification and cataloging process.< Less
Ceramic Identification in Historical Archaeology: The view from California 1822-1940 By SHA CoPublications
Paperback: $60.00
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All of the editors of this volume have often been occupied (if not preoccupied) with ceramic artifact identification and cataloguing.We have participated in workshops and symposia in several venues... More > and have all spent time sorting, categorizing, and dating ceramics.We urgently (and selfishly) felt there was a distinct need for a volume with a Western perspective, one containing original essays in addition to particularly useful primary and secondary sources.The dilemma facing us was to find succinct reference information that would not only cover the broad spectrum of ceramic forms but also target what we were actually finding in California’s archaeological sites. Essays chosen for this volume emphasize identifying ceramics and gathering relevant information for the identification and cataloging process.< Less
Perspectives from Historical Archaeology and ACUA Proceedings: Maritime Archaeology By SHA
eBook (PDF): $15.00
This is the first effort to compile a Perspectives volume that represents published articles from both the SHA journal, Historical Archaeology and the ACUA Under- water Archaeology Proceedings. This... More > volume represents a comprehensive look at the field of underwater archaeology from the society’s earliest conferences to present. Because this volume is compiled from a compilation of sources produced over the years, there are a range of publication styles, printers, and layouts resulting in a number of inconsistencies that can not be helped even in today’s technologically advanced world of printing. Many of the articles only exist as print copies and today are very difficult to find. Thus, a number of the articles are facsimiles of the original paper publications. For a complete Table of Contents, please view http://pastfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/TOC-PNG-1-copy.png or visit the publication’s homepage and click “preview” beneath the image of the cover.< Less