Functional analysis of probate inventories and archaeological material of the Lick Creek community : an antebellum midwest biracial community

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dc.contributor.advisor Groover, Mark D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Laswell, Jeffrey L. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:46Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 2008 .L37 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188474
dc.description.abstract During the nineteenth century, Indiana was home to nearly two dozen agricultural communities comprised of primarily African American residents. These short lived communities represented one of the few contexts in which both African American and non-African American groups lived and worked together within a viable rural community. By analyzing one such settlement, this study presents a basis for comparative functional analysis at the household level through the use of pattern identification of material culture. This study utilized both probate inventory assessments of the period and archeological material within the same classification scheme. Advantages and disadvantages of both data sources are also presented. While the data between the two groups showed little differentiation concerning household material composition, slight differences, particularly at the class level, was evident. These differences may have been based in socio-economic concerns or may have exhibited active consumer choice, reflecting minute aspects of cultural identity.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Anthropology
dc.format.extent 375 leaves : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Inventories of decedents' estates -- Indiana -- Lick Creek. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Excavations (Archaeology) -- Indiana -- Lick Creek. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh African Americans -- Indiana -- Lick Creek -- History -- 19th century. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Quakers -- Indiana -- Lick Creek -- History -- 19th century. en_US
dc.subject.other Lick Creek (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century. en_US
dc.title Functional analysis of probate inventories and archaeological material of the Lick Creek community : an antebellum midwest biracial community en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1399187 en_US


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