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Camden: Historical Archaeology in the South Carolina Backcountry / Edition 1

Camden: Historical Archaeology in the South Carolina Backcountry / Edition 1

by Kenneth E. Lewis
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Although its roots in the eighteenth century promise exciting discoveries, Camden is also fairly well-known as an archeological site. However, Lewis (Michigan State U.) finds in this case study that questions remain: what can material objects tell us about the growth of a settlement, especially one influential in regional development? He examines the modern and historical community of Camden and their contexts, describes how archeological research at Camden was developed, and shows how the results from a sampling excavation led to observations about the identities within the settlement, its function, and the manner of its change. He describes how the artifacts led to discoveries about life in an evolving frontier, how he defined Camden's households in space, time, and scale, and how Camden figures in a changing economic and social milieu. He also examines what further work at Camden will contribute to methodology and results. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900534513237
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Kenneth Lewis is a historical archaeologist specializing in the archaeology of North America, frontiers and colonization, the colonial United States and plantations, and cultural resource management. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1975 and is a Professor of Anthropology at Michigan State University where he consistently teaches courses in introductory archaeology, methods, and theory.

Table of Contents

1. Camden, a Community in the South Carolina Backcountry. 2. The Historical Context of Colonization in South Carolina. 3. The Development of Archaeological Research at Camden. 4. Examining the Results of the Sampling Excavations: Exploring the Hypotheses for Identity, Function, and Change. 5. Enlarging the Scale of Observation: Households on an Evolving Frontier. 6. Defining Camden's Households in Space. 7. Placing Camden's Households in Time. 8. Exploring Function on a Household Scale. 9. Camden in a Changing Economic and Social Milieu. 10. Camden: An Unfinished Work.

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