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More complete documentary information on the identity of residents of the British colonial town of Frederica has allowed revised interpretations of the archaeological record there. Two tightly controlled excavations in the town reveal contrasts in site structure, refuse disposal practices, faunal remains, and material culture from 1736-c. 1750. The Hird site, dating from 1736 to 1748, was occupied by a husband, wife, and their three children (a son and two daughters); the Forrester site, c. 1742-1754, is attributed to a (presumably) solitary adult male. This paper explores the possible gender, family composition, and social mobility dimensions of the archaeological contrasts in addition to spatial and temporal factors affecting these sites.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Archaeology--Georgia--Fort Frederica National Monument; Antiquities; Archaelology; Fort Frederica National Monument (Ga.)--Antiquities
Fort Frederica National Monument (Ga.)
F292.F7 H66 2000
Honerkamp, Nicholas, "Gender, family composition, and social mobility at Fort Frederica, Georgia, 1736 - c. 1750" (2000). Jeffrey L. Brown Institute of Archaeology Reports. 6.