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18th and 19th Century Sites

A collection of archaeological sites dating to the 18th and 19th centuries, and studies of this period in human history.

19th Century History
From your About.com Robert McNamara, resources on the history of the 1800s.

20th Century History
From Jen Rosenberg, your About.com guide to resources of the 1900s.

American Memory: Social Sciences
Several really useful historical sources for archaeologists, including WPA histories for several states.

Andersonville
The Southeast Archeological Center's website on the 1989-1990 excavations at the grim Civil War Prisoner-Of-War camp.

Archaeological Ceramic Building Materials Group
An excellent resource for information on brick and tile manufacturing.

Civil War Treasures
From the Library of Congress, another excellent web page on American history, this one on a collection of images from the New York Historical Society.

Five Points
Archaeological investigations in downtown Manhattan reveal that the infamous 19th century slum of Five Points was neither as frightening, nor as slum-like, as Dickens and others portrayed it.

HistArch
An electronic discussion list dedicated to historical archaeology; nice mix of professionals and enthusiasts.

Historical Funding Sources
From Megan Springate, an indispensible collection of funding sites for historical archaeology research.

Kris Hirst's Brick and Tile Bibliography
Your Guide's collected materials, maintained by Kevin Smith at the University of Tennessee.

Levi Jordan Plantation
From Carol McDavid, archaeological investigations at this mid-19th century plantation in Texas.

Martin's Hundred (Virginia, USA)
Martin's Hundred is an archaeological site in Virginia in the southeastern United States, consisting of a British colonial village first occupied in 1619, and more or less destroyed in 1622

Ninety-Six
In the Footsteps of "Light-Horse Harry," research by the National Park Service at this 18th century village in South Carolina.

Old Government House
Paramatta, New South Wales, Australia, an historic archaeological investigation of the construction methods of a late 18th-early 19th century government building, by Robert Varman.

Robert Varnam's Historic Ceramics
A compilation of descriptions and images of historic ceramics from a site in Australia, plus a compilation of links for further research.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Information and an index concerning these maps, a uniform series of large-scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present and depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Smoke Pfeiffer's Fur Trade and Historical Archaeology Bibliography
As usual, an extensive and mighty useful resource, this version stored on Megan Springate's site.

Society for Historical Archaeology
A professional organization of archaeologists primarily interested in the historic period (post-1492) in the New World. Historical Archaeology is published by the SHA.

The George Read House
University of Delaware, historic archaeological site, occupied from 1767-1824 near New Castle, Delaware.

The Making of America
From the University of Michigan, documents from the mid-19th century, on line and searchable, make an amazing resource for US historians and archaeologists. Takes awhile to download the images, though.

To the Totem Forests
Emily Carr and contemporaries interpret coastal villages. Emily Carr was a 20th century watercolorist who went to the northwest Canadian coast to paint Tlingit and Haida villages. This interesting site combines her (and her contemporaries) images with Tlingit and Haida commentaries.

Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine (a review)
The 2014 video from the Smithsonian Channel called "Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine" documents the archaeological investigations at one of the notorious World War II death camp in Poland.

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