Book Reviews of In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life

In Small Things Forgotten: The Archaeology of Early American Life
In Small Things Forgotten The Archaeology of Early American Life
Author: James Deetz
ISBN-13: 9780385080316
ISBN-10: 038508031X
Publication Date: 10/4/1977
Pages: 184
Edition: 1st ed
Rating:
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3.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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Learn about colonial New England by studying the things the people left behind: chamber pots, gravestones, musical instruments, and trash heaps, to name a few. The author is an archaeologist and this is a scholarly book, but you don't have to be an archaeologist to read it. It's college level, but is well written and only 161 pages. I found it fascinating to learn about how people lived, thought and behaved in the 1600's-1800's--and how the culture changed over that time period and into today. He mainly concentrates on Anglo-American culture but also has one chapter (out of seven) which discusses an excavation of a free Black settlement from the end of the 18th century.