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Ceramic Identification in Historical Archaeology: The view from California 1822-1940 (Full Color) By SHA CoPublications
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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
Ceramic Identification in Historical Archaeology: The view from California 1822-1940 By SHA CoPublications
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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: Investigations of Craft and Industrial Enterprise By SHA CoPublications
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This introduction to Perspectives from Historical Archaeology: Investigations of Craft and Industrial Enterprise provides a summary of trends in the archaeology of craft and industrial enterprises... More > over the past several decades, outlines ongoing development of theories, research questions, and interpretative frameworks, and provides an overview of the selected readings included in this volume. Industrial archaeology projects provide highly valuable contributions to scientific knowledge and heritage initiatives.< Less
Public Archaeology, From Outreach and Education to Critique and Global Justice: Perspectives from the Society for Historical Archaeology By SHA CoPublications
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Perspectives from Historical Archaeology is a reader series providing collected articles from the jour- nal of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). Published since 1967, Historical... More > Archaeology is the oldest North American scholarly publication on the archaeology of sites and materials from the historic past, and one of the world’s premier publications on this subject. Each volume in the Perspectives series is developed on either a subject or regional basis by a compiler, who selects the articles for inclusion and their order. e compilers also provide an introduction that presents an overview of the substantive work on that topic. Perspectives volumes o er non-archaeologists a con- venient source for important publications on a subject or a region; an excellent resource for students interested in developing a specialization in a speci c topic or area; as well as a convenient reference for archaeologists with an interest in the material.< Less
A Half Century of the Society for Historical Archaeology By SHA CoPublications
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As the SHA celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2017, it seems appropriate to remember and reflect on those individuals who have made significant contributions to the discipline at large and to the... More > society in particular. The lives and careers of these key figures, as captured in the pieces reproduced in this volume, reveal a great deal about the history of historical archaeology and the SHA over the last fifty years. Indeed, the developments of the last half-century shed light on the trajectory of the discipline and society since the fourteen-member committee gathered in Dallas in January 1967. Since that time, the society they created has grown to become the primary venue, clearinghouse, and advocate for the research, protection, and preservation of historic-period archaeological resources worldwide. An understanding of what the society and its members have accomplished in its first fifty years will provide insight and inspiration as we look ahead to the next half-century.< Less
Patterns and Analysis: The Historical Archaeology Laboratory Handbook Volume 1 By SHA CoPublications
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The first part of Volume I includes a guide to further research, a new Primer on Historic Ceramics, discussions of the lifecourse of objects as they are used and reused, fragmentation and... More > “missing” artifacts, and central information on dating. Part two presents methods of analysis unique to historical archaeology, such as Binford’s Pipe Stem Dating or South's Mean Ceramic Dating formulas in their original forms (updates are discussed in chapter one), along with various iterations of pattern analysis.< Less
Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century Materials: The Historical Archaeology Laboratory Handbook Volume 2 By SHA CoPublications
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Volumes II and III focus on the identification of different kinds of materials and are divided chronologically. Volume II focuses on earlier materials, primarily from the 17th and 18th centuries, but... More > also extending into the early decades of the 19th century. Ceramic materials, including smoking pipes, and glass (both window and vessel) are considered in the first part and “small finds” such as beads, buckles, thimbles, gun flints, and buttons can be identified in the second.< Less
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Materials: The Historical Archaeology Laboratory Handbook Volume 3 By SHA CoPublications
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Volumes II and III focus on the identification of different kinds of materials and are divided chronologically. Volume III focuses on materials produced and used mainly during the 19th and 20th... More > centuries. In addition to the materials considered in Volume II, works here outline metal cans, gun cartridges, and even electrical artifacts.< Less
Baffle Marks and Pontil Scars: A Reader on Historic Bottle Identification By Peter D. Schulz
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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
Baffle Marks and Pontil Scars: A Reader On Historic Bottle Identification (EBook) By Peter D. Schulz
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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