Heritage Papers. Buried Lives: American Life Ways Revealed Through Artifacts.
Call for Papers Deadline:
This volume seeks to explore the many facets of American life ways as revealed through the retrieval and analysis of material artifacts in the United States from the earliest sites of the Paleo-Indians through the late twentieth century. Papers should focus on the social, economic, and family histories that can be reconstructed in light of artifacts and other evidence gleaned from archaeological excavations.
Of interest are such issues as:
rituals associated with key life events such as birth, marriage, and death
social hierarchies among men, women, children, servants, and slaves
community building; transportation issues from road building to vehicular design to support services for travelers
building architecture and internal furnishings; businesses such as agriculture, crafts, manufacturing, retail stores, professionals, and the like
efforts at domestic reform
the changing nature of garbage and refuse
investigations into specific items and what their use reveals about the society in which they are found
comparisons among different ethnic groups
interpretations made by museum displays, historical site presentations, and re-enactors.
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