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Author Yentsch, Anne E.

Title A Chesapeake family and their slaves : a study in historical archaeology / Anne Elizabeth Yentsch ; illustrations by Julie Hunter.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  975.256 CHES    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxiii, 433 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series New studies in archaeology
New studies in archaeology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-425) and index.
Contents Foreword / James Deetz -- Pt. I. Starting Points: Region, Town, and Site. 1. Transforming space into place. 2. Beginning the research -- Pt. II. Ruling the Province. 3. On behalf of his lordship. 4. Governor Benedict Leonard Calvert -- Pt. III. Big Features and Topological Dimensions. 5. "A house well built and with much strength" 6. Ordering nature: the Calvert orangery, garden, and vista -- Pt. IV. Mosaics Built from Little Artifacts. 7. Touches of Chinese elegance: pottery and porcelain. 8. Fine foods and daily bread --Pt. V. Building Black Identities. 9. The face of urban slavery. 10. West African women, food, and cultural values -- Pt. VI. Artifacts in Motion. 11. Faunal remains: putting meat on the bones. 12. Hunting, fishing, and market trading -- Pt. VII. Time Markers and the Social Hierarchy. 13. Generations of change. 14. Charisma and the symbolics of power -- Pt. VIII. The Vitality of Cultural Context. 15. Archaeology as anthropological history.
16. Archaeology, a topological discourse.
Summary Analysing the material remains left by Maryland's colonists in the eighteenth century in conjunction with historical records and works of art, archaeologists have reconstructed the daily life of an aristocratic British family, whose head was governor of Maryland. In this large household people from different cultures interacted, and English and West African lifestyles merged. Using this fascinating case-study, Anne Yentsch illustrates the way in which historical archaeology draws on different disciplines to interpret the past.
Other author Hunter, Julie.
Subject Calvert family.
Material culture -- Maryland -- Annapolis.
Archaeology and history -- Maryland -- Annapolis.
Annapolis (Md.) -- Antiquities.
Maryland -- Social life and customs -- To 1775.
ISBN 0521467306 (paperback)