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By Elizabeth S. Chilton, Mary Lynne Rainey

An indispensible, updated evaluation of the archaeology of the local peoples and earliest settlers of japanese Massachusetts.

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1985. A Guide to the Artifacts of Colonial America. Reprinted, originally published 1969. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. Phillips, Morgan. 1984. Jethro Coffin House, Nantucket, Massachusetts. Report of Initial Inspection, April 1984. Boston, MA: The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. South, Stanley. 1978. Evolution and Horizon as Revealed in Ceramic Analysis in Historical Archaeology. In Historical Archaeology: A Guide to Substantive and Theoretical Contributions, ed. Robert Schuyler, 68–82.

Other information was relevant to the historic contexts guiding the interpretation of archaeological data from the property. While it was expected that some evidence of the arrangement of outbuildings on the house lot would be uncovered, no physical remains of this type of structure was found in the archaeological survey. Ephemeral buildings such as sheds or workshops may not have been placed on foundations of stone or brick. However, there was also a noticeable absence of other evidence, such as concentrations of nails, window glass, rotted wood, or other structural debris or items that might have been stored in these outbuildings.

Nantucket Archaeological Studies 7. Nantucket, MA: Nantucket Historical Association. Macy, William F. 1929. Nantucket’s Oldest House. Written and compiled for the Nantucket Historical Association. Nantucket, MA: The Inquirer and Mirror Press. The “Ancient Dwelling” on Sunset Hill 23 Mrozowski, Stephen A. 1979. Archaeological Investigations in Queen Anne Square, Newport, Rhode Island. Manuscript on file at the Department of Anthropology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. Mrozowski, Stephen A.

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