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The Archaeology of Prostitution and Clandestine Pursuits

Rebecca Yamin and Donna J. Seifert


The archaeological study of prostitution in nineteenth-century American contexts grew out of the discovery of brothels in the 1990s during large urban projects done in compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act. This book provides an overview of many of those projects as well as detailed discussions of a brothel found at Five Points in New York City and several parlor houses found in Washington, D.C. The large artifact assemblages recovered in combination with detailed primary and secondary historical research have produced a complex picture of commercial sex, which the book discu ... More

Keywords: prostitution, brothels, parlor houses, agency, clandestine, unconventional, commercial sex, archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056456
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rebecca Yamin, author
John Milner Associates

Donna J. Seifert, author