Flowerdew Hundred (ppb) by James DeetzFlowerdew Hundred (ppb) by James Deetz

Flowerdew Hundred (ppb)

byJames Deetz

Paperback | September 1, 1995

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Deetz's "Flowerdew Hundred" is a synopsis of the result of twenty-five years of archaeological investigations at Flowerdew Hundred, a former plantation on the south side of the James River in Prince George County, Virginia. Throughout the work, Deetz conveys the importance of combining historiography and archaeology to a reach a better understanding of the past. This multidirectional approach is displayed as Deetz examines smoking-pipe stems, Colono-ware pottery, and post-in-ground buildings at Flowerdew. Through examining regional history of the Chesapeake, comparing the Flowerdew archaeological record with that along the eastern seaboard (particularly in regards to icehouses and pits), and looking at the architecture of Salem, South Africa, Deetz is able to construct a contextual history of Flowerdew in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. For archaeologists, amateurs, and the general public, the book simplistically relays the intertwining of history, archaeology and folk studies and, of course, reveals a glimpse into life on a Virginia plantation.

Title:Flowerdew Hundred (ppb)Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.24 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:University Press of Virginia

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813916399

ISBN - 13:9780813916392


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Archaeologists James Deetz draws from fragments of pottery, broken weapons, and building stones the drama of our past- both its intimate domestic stories and its grand historical moments.