27. Life and Landscape on a Northern Virginia Farmstead at the Turn of the 19th-Century

by S. C. Pullins and C. M. Downing, with contributions by D. L. Davenport and S. T. Andrews

Archaeological Data Recovery at Site 44PW600
Associated with the Route 234 Wetlands Mitigation Project, Prince William County, Virginia
1998 viii + 174 pp. 66 figs., 83 tables, 4 appdx (artifact inventory on microfiche)

Several well-defined functional areas were distinguished at this early 19th-century middling farmstead site. These include the main house and stone-lined cellar, a kitchen, a slave quarter/workshop area, a blacksmith shop, work areas, and a cemetery. A wide variety of artifact classes are analyzed and presented with detailed tabular information. Intensive historical research and comparative data from other piedmont farmsteads provide insight into the role of gender in ceramic assemblage composition. Numerous matched sets of creamware and pearlware indicate a mass dumping phenomenon observed at other contemporary sites along the East Coast.

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