Working-Class Detroit

Late Victorian Consumer Choices and Status
  • Mark C. Branstner
  • Terrance J. Martin


The analysis of material culture and faunal remains with an eye towards pattern recognition in historical archaeology has been accused of being only a “form of structural functionalism” (Schuyler 1980:200), due in part to its lack of explanatory underpinnings (Honerkamp et al. 1982:2). The search for pattern as espoused by South (1977) and others is a direct product of the nature of sites in the regions where such theoretical orientations were first developed. Nineteenth-century urban archaeology, on the other hand, is often blessed with documentary evidence that obviates concerns of pattern recognition for defining site function, allowing detailed analysis of faunal and material culture in relation to their producers.


Test Area Consumer Choice Faunal Assemblage Historical Archaeology Faunal Remains 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark C. Branstner
    • 1
  • Terrance J. Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Anthropology SectionIllinois State MuseumSpringfieldUSA

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