A Guide to the Artifacts of Colonial America

Author: Ivor Noel Hume
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812217711
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Cited in virtually every colonial-era site study of North America, A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America holds a place of honor among historical archaeologists. It is a classic, highly sought-after handbook for the professional archaeologist, museum curator, antiques dealer, collector, or social historian. Though first published more than thirty years ago, Ivor Noel Hume's guide continues to be the most useful and accurate reference on the identification of artifacts recovered from Anglo-American colonial sites. This edition contains a new preface, updated references, and corrections based on recent scholarship, in addition to the original 102 photographs and line drawings. With a list of forty-three categories, including buttons, cutlery, stoneware, and firearms, collectors and curators of early American artifacts will find this book insightful, informative, and indispensable. An acclaimed archaeologist and historian, Noël Hume understands the interests of both professionals and enthusiasts. He manages to combine out-of-the-ordinary information with a lively presentation. His extensive knowledge and experience make this richly detailed text communicate something beyond the facts—the reality of other times, places, and cultures.

American Artifacts of Personal Adornment 1680 1820

Author: Carolyn L. White
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759105898
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first comprehensive guide to identifying and interpreting items such as buttons, clasps, buckles, combs, and other items of personal adornment in early American museum collections and archaeological sites.

All the Best Rubbish

Author: Ivor Noel Hume
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062312006
Format: PDF
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One person's trash is another's treasure! In his newly revised classic, All the Best Rubbish, Ivor Noël Hume traces the fascinating history of collecting from its recorded beginnings and describes the remarkable detective work that goes into establishing the probable facts about uncovered and often underappreciated treasures. Now expanded with hints, tips, and helpful information about antique-hunting online, All the Best Rubbish is the ideal book for the antiquarian or amateur, the historian or professional collector—for anyone who knows that there's no such thing as "just junk." Noël Hume, former head of the Department of Archaeology for Colonial Williamsburg, has pursued bottles, pottery, clocks, and coins through junk shops, street markets, attics, and cellars on two continents. He's unearthed the most fascinating—and valuable—rubbish from the most unlikely places: the shores of the Thames in London; the lagoons of the Caribbean; the bottom of Martha Washington's well. Hume knows everything that's worth knowing about collecting—why we do it, what we can find, where we can find it, and what we can learn from it.

Uncommon Ground

Author: Leland Ferguson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 1588343588
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Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became colonial America.Through pre-Revolutionary period artifacts gathered from plantations and urban slave communities, Ferguson integrates folklore, history, and research to reveal how these enslaved people actually lived. Impeccably researched and beautifully written. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Your Travel Guide to Colonial America

Author: Nancy Day
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822530794
Format: PDF
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Takes readers on a journey back in time in order to experience life in the American colonies, describing clothing, accommodations, foods, local customs, transportation, a few notable personalities, and more.

Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins

Author: Q. David Bowers
Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc
ISBN: 9780794825416
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The coins and tokens of colonial America and the early United States present a unique chronicle of our nation's birth. This comprehensive guide provides an authoritative reference on all pre-Federal coinage.

Time Before History

Author: H. Trawick Ward
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807847800
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Describes the state's prehistory and archaeological discoveries