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The Archaeology of Magic

C. Riley Augé


In The Archaeology of Magic, C. Riley Augé explores how early American colonists used magic to protect themselves from harm in their unfamiliar and challenging new world. Analyzing evidence from the different domestic spheres of women and men within Puritan society, Augé provides a trailblazing archaeological study of magical practice and its relationship to gender in the Anglo-American culture of colonial New England. Investigating homestead sites dating from 1620 to 1725 in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine, Augé explains how to recognize objects and architectural details that colonists ... More

Keywords: Gender, Magic, Colonial New England, Puritan society, Domestic spheres, Material Culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813066110
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Riley Augé, author
University of Montana