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The American Frontier

An Archaeological Study of Settlement Pattern and Process

Book1984

Author:

KENNETH E. LEWIS

The American Frontier

An Archaeological Study of Settlement Pattern and Process

Book1984

 

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    1 - Introduction

    Pages 1-7

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    2 - The Development of a Frontier Model

    Pages 8-30

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    3 - The Development of South Carolina as an Insular Frontier

    Pages 31-99

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    4 - Examining the Insular Frontier in South Carolina: Research Directions and Archaeological Hypotheses

    Pages 100-113

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    5 - Examining Hypotheses for the Colony's Establishment

    Pages 114-145

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    6 - Examining Hypotheses for Spatial Patterning

    Pages 146-160

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    7 - Examining Hypotheses for Expansion

    Pages 161-179

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    8 - Examining Hypotheses for Settlement Pattern and the Distribution of Activities

    Pages 180-250

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    9 - The Colonization Gradient and a Summary of the Archaeological Analysis

    Pages 251-262

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    10 - Beyond the Insular Frontier

    Pages 263-292

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    11 - Conclusions

    Pages 293-300

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    References

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    Index

    Pages 329-333

About the book

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The American Frontier: An Archaeological Study of Settlement Pattern and Process focuses on general rules or laws for the evolution of all agrarian frontiers, emphasizing those that are expanding. A variety of frontiers is also discussed in addition to the agrarian type to pinpoint similarities and differences. Organized into 11 chapters, this book first elucidates the processes of frontier colonization, and then describes the frontier model employed for the interpretation of documentary and material evidence for the examination of the development of South Carolina frontier. Some chapters then focus on the examination of South Carolina's colonial past in terms of the model to determine its degree of conformity with the latter and to set the stage for the archaeological study; the development of archaeological hypotheses; and a consideration of the material record. Other types of frontiers are characterized by separate developmental processes, and several of these are discussed in Chapter 10 as avenues for further research. This book will be valuable to scholars in several fields, including history, geography, and anthropology. Historical archaeologists will find it especially useful in designing research in former colonial areas and in modeling additional kinds of frontier change.

The American Frontier: An Archaeological Study of Settlement Pattern and Process focuses on general rules or laws for the evolution of all agrarian frontiers, emphasizing those that are expanding. A variety of frontiers is also discussed in addition to the agrarian type to pinpoint similarities and differences. Organized into 11 chapters, this book first elucidates the processes of frontier colonization, and then describes the frontier model employed for the interpretation of documentary and material evidence for the examination of the development of South Carolina frontier. Some chapters then focus on the examination of South Carolina's colonial past in terms of the model to determine its degree of conformity with the latter and to set the stage for the archaeological study; the development of archaeological hypotheses; and a consideration of the material record. Other types of frontiers are characterized by separate developmental processes, and several of these are discussed in Chapter 10 as avenues for further research. This book will be valuable to scholars in several fields, including history, geography, and anthropology. Historical archaeologists will find it especially useful in designing research in former colonial areas and in modeling additional kinds of frontier change.

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ISBN

978-0-12-446560-2

Language

English

Published

1984

Copyright

Copyright © 1984 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Academic Press

Authors

KENNETH E. LEWIS

Institute of Archeology and Anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina