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Adams, E. J. "Religion and Freedom: Artifacts Indicate that African Culture Persisted Even in Slavery." Omni 16 (November 1993): 8.
Cochran, Matthew D. "Hoodoo's Fire: Interpreting Nineteenth Century African American Material Culture at the Brice House, Annapolis, Maryland." Maryland Archeology 35 (March 1999): 25-33.
McDaniel, George William. Preserving the People's History: Traditional Black Material Culture in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Southern Maryland. Ph.D. diss., Duke University, 1979.
Saraceni, Jessica E. "Secret Religion of Slaves." Archaeology 49 (November/December 1996): 21.
Starke, Barbara. "A Mini View of the Microenvironment of Slaves and Freed Blacks Living in the Virginia and Maryland Areas from the 17th through the 19th Centuries." Negro History Bulletin 41 (September-October, 1978): 878-80.
Yentsch, Anne. "Beads as Silent Witnesses of an African-American Past: Social Identity and the Artifacts of Slavery in Annapolis, Maryland." Kroeber Anthropological Society Papers 79 (1995): 44-60.
Thomas, Joseph B., Jr., and Anthony D. Lindauer. "Seeking Herrington: Settlement in a Very Early Maryland Town." Maryland Archeology 34 (September 1998): 11-17.
Annotation / Notes: Herrington, in southern Anne Arundel, was one of many very small towns in Maryland during the Colonial period. These towns generally had no municipal government. To research such communities scholars must rely on governmental records documenting landowners and residents. After Herrington's demise, shortly after 1700, the area remained predominantly agricultural. This resulted in its location remaining largely intact. Thus, it is a promising archeological site for research.
Cronon, William B. Changes in the Land, Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England. New York: Hill and Wang, 1983.
Annotation / Notes: Cronon's work is about New England, but his ecological insights are invaluable to learning about the Chesapeake.
Gottfried, Michael D. "Fossil Pioneers: The Chesapeake Region and the Early History of Paleontology in North America." Bugeye Times 16 (Fall 1991): 1, 6-7.
Kent, Bretton W. Making Dead Oysters Talk. 1988; rev. ed. Crownsville, MD: Maryland Historical Trust, Historic St. Mary's City Commission and Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 1992.
Annotation / Notes: Kent's analyses of oysters from archaeological sites, tell a cautionary tale of overharvest which went unheeded for three centuries.
Kryder-Reid, E. "The Archaeology of Vision in Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake Gardens." Journal of Garden History 14 (January-March 1994): 42-54.
Ackerman, Eric G. "Economic Means Index: A Measure of Social Status in the Chesapeake, 1690-1815." Historical Archaeology 25 (1991): 26-36.
Gibb, James G., and Julia A. King. "Gender, Activity Areas, and Homelots in the 17th-Century Chesapeake Region." Historical Archaeology 25 (1991): 109-131.
Annotation / Notes: Using archaeological records and spatial analysis from three Southern Maryland tobacco plantation sites, the authors provide an ethnographic look at life for seventeenth-century Maryland colonists in terms of gender and class roles. The article provides a brief overview of the economics of the Chesapeake region, the structure of living arrangements, and the gendered nature of tasks. The evidence suggests how gendered and class-based activities contributed to both household production and accrued wealth. The authors conclude that comparisons between the three sites provide the basis for understanding how household wealth was a direct corollary of the ability to secure a large work force and to develop a high degree of specialization.
Leone, Mark P., and Paul A. Shackel. "The Georgian Order in Annapolis." Maryland Archeology 26 (March & September 1990): 69-84.
Leone, Mark P. "The Georgian Order as the Order of Merchant Capitalism in Annapolis, Maryland. Edited by Mark P. Leone and Parker B. Potter, Jr." In The Recovery of Meaning: Historical Archaeology in the Eastern United States. Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 1988, 235-61.
Shackel, Paul A. "Modern Discipline: Its Historical Context in the Colonial Chesapeake." Historical Archaeology 26 (no. 3, 1992): 73-84.
Annotation / Notes: Shackel analyzes dining ware listed in probate records for Annapolis in the eighteenth century to suggest that during times of economic uncertainty the elite purchased products to differentiate itself from the lower classes, while during stable times there was less distinction. The article provides a brief socioeconomic history of the city at the time before presenting an analysis of the development of meaning systems, values, and etiquette attached to dining items. The author makes the case that this kind of examination provides a basis for understanding "the symbolic uses of material culture."
Sorenson, James Delmer. Folk to National Culture in Nineteenth-Century Montgomery County: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Evidence from a Maryland Piedmont Plantation. Ph.D. diss., American University, 1987.
Gibb, James G. The Archaeology of Wealth: Consumer Behavior in English America. New York: Plenum, 1996.
Klein, Michael J., and J. Sanderson Stevens. "Ceramic Attributes and Accokeek Creek Chronology: an Analysis of Sherds from the Falcon's Landing (18PR131) and the Accotink Meander (44FX1908) Sites." North American Archaeologist 17 (1996): 113-141.
Riordan, Timothy B. "The 17th-century Cemetery at St. Mary's City: Mortuary Practices in the Early Chesapeake." Historical Archaeology 31 (1997): 28-40.
Roberts, Daniel G., and David Barrett. "Nightsoil Disposal Practices of the 19th Century and the Origin of Artifacts in Plowzone Proveniences." Historical Archaeology 18 (1984): 108-115.
Yentsch, Anne, and Larry W. McKee. "Footprints of Buildings in Eighteenth-century Annapolis." American Archeology 6 (1987): 40-51.
Miller, Henry M., Silas D. Hurry, and Timothy B. Riordan. "The Lead Coffins of St. Mary's City: An Exploration of Life and Death in Early Maryland." Maryland Historical Magazine, 99 (Fall 2004): 350-73.
Luckenbach, Al, and Patricia N. Dance. "Drink, and Be Merry: Glass Vessels from Rumney's Tavern (18AN48), London, Maryland." Maryland Archeology, 34 (September 1998): 1-10.
Chidester, Robert C. Class, Community, and Materiality in a Blue-Collar Baltimore Neighborhood: An Archaeology of Hampden-Woodberry. Ph.D. diss., University of Michigan, 2009.