An Archaeological Study of Rural Capitalism and Material Life

The Gibbs Farmstead in Southern Appalachia, 1790–1920

  • Mark D. Groover

Part of the Contributions to Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Theory, Methods, and Historical Context

  3. Archaeology and Material Life

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 279-322

About this book


Historical archaeology has largely focused on the study of early military sites and homes of upper class. Research on lower classes was viewed as a supplement to local histories documenting political, military and financial leaders of the 18th and 19th centuries.

An Archaeological Study of Rural Capitalism and Material Life will be of interest to historical archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, social historians, and historical sociologists, especially researchers studying the influence of globalization and economic development upon rural regions like Appalachia.


Keramik ceramic use cultural geography faunal remains historical archaeology landscape

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark D. Groover
    • 1
  1. 1.Ball State UniversityMuncie

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47502-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47917-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0439
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