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Historical Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century: Lessons from Colonial Williamsburg

Ywone D. Edwards-Ingram and Andrew C. Edwards

Abstract

The discipline of historical archaeology owes much of its development and prominence to work begun nearly a century ago and continuing to the present at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This edited volume chronicles only a few of the lessons learned on behalf of the discipline, growing out of the 2014 Society for Historical Archaeology symposium “Discovering What Counts in Archaeology and Reconstruction: Lessons from Colonial Williamsburg.” It includes case studies based on exemplary approaches and methodologies that undoubtedly will continue to make Williamsburg meaningful to historical ... More

Keywords: Colonial Williamsburg, historical archaeology, Society for Historical Archaeology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813069050
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813069050.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ywone D. Edwards-Ingram, editor
Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrew C. Edwards, editor
Virginia Commonwealth University

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Contents

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Introduction

Ywone D. Edwards-Ingram and Andrew C. Edwards

I Historical and Archaeological Overviews

3 Discovering What Counts

Meredith M. Poole and Patricia M. Samford

II Environmental, Biological, and Economic Studies

5 “To be SOLD, for ready money”

Dessa E. Lightfoot, Stephen C. Atkins, and Irvy R. Quitmyer

III Community, Neighborhood, and Identity

IV Standards, Practices, and Goals in Conservation and Reconstruction

12 A Virtual Williamsburg

Peter A. Inker

Afterword

Ywone D. Edwards-Ingram and Andrew C. Edwards