J c harrington pipe stem dating
However, historical archaeology has tended to de-emphasize archaeometric analyses because of the availability of a documentary record.
Harrington, who practically invented modern "historical archeology", and his wife Virginia Sutton worked at Jamestown between 19. of Archeology in Richmond, VA from 1954 until his retirment in 1965.In addition to his work at Jamestown, some of his major excavations were at Fort Raleigh in North Carolina; George Washington's Fort Necessity of 1754 in Pennsylvania; Fort Frederica National Monument, Georgia; Arkansas Post; Appomattox Courthouse; Constitution Island at the U. Military Academy, West Point; and several 19th-century Mormon structures at Nauvoo, Illinois. Harrington studied the thousands of pipe stems excavated at Jamestown and other colonial Virginia sites, noticing a definite relationship between the diameter of the pipe stem boreor holeand the age of the pipe of which it had been a part. "Historic Site Archaeology in the United States" (1952, in Archaeology of Eastern United States, edited by J. Need help understanding that thing-a-ma-jig you found while digging in your yard?Or maybe you'd like to be able to identify and date recognizable artifacts.
Radiocarbon dating generally is not reliable for samples postdating c. Harrington's significant contributions to historical archaeology are legion. 335-344) and "Archaeology as an Auxiliary Science to American History" [1955, American Anthropologist, 57(6, pt.