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- DescriptionFrom the early colonial period to the close of World War II, life in North America was predominantly agrarian and rural. Archaeological exploration of farmsteads unveils a surprising quantity of data about rural life, consumption patterns, and migrations across the continent.Mark Groover offers both case studies and an overview of current trends in farmstead archaeology in this exciting new work. He also proposes a research design and makes numerous suggestions for evaluating (and re-evaluating) the significance of farmsteads as an archaeological resource. His chrological survey of farmstead sites throughout numerous regions of North America provides fascinating insights to students, cultural resource management professionals, or general readers interested in learning more about what material culture remains can teach us about the American past.Farmstead archaeology is a rapidly expanding component of historical archaeology. This book offers important lessons and information as more sites become victims of ever-accelerating development and urbanization.
- Author BiographyMark D. Groover, assistant professor of anthropology at Ball State University, is the author of An Archaeological Study of Rural Capitalism: The Gibbs Farmstead in Southern Appalachia.
- Author(s)Mark D. Groover
- PublisherUniversity Press of Florida
- Date of Publication15/09/2008
- Series TitleAmerican Experience in Archaeological Perspective
- Place of PublicationFlorida
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of Florida
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight249 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Series Edited byMichael S. Nassaney
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