How to Use the Web Site
The primary target audience for the material found on this web site
includes archaeologists and historians interested in undertaking sometimes
highly technical studies and analyses using data recovered from the sites
herein reported. We nonetheless invite students, educators, museum curators,
and all other interested people to explore our site and to make use of
the valuable information found on these pages. Indeed, public funds
were used to generate much of the material reported here and, while
some of the sections of this site are indeed very technical, other
sections include valuable information for anyone interested in colonial-period
archaeology. Use this web site to learn more about the
important excavations that are shaping new understandings of this
period in American history.
The main menu gives you access to the five main areas of the site:
Sites describe the sites used
in the project, including each site’s history, archaeological
investigations, artifact assemblages, and published or otherwise
available references. You can also access site maps, artifact and context databases,
photo galleries, historical data, and site reports from each site summary page.
Databases includes an on-line
searching feature that allows you to interrogate the comprehensive
artifact and context database, which contains over 148,000 artifact records and over 9600 context records from
the 34 sites. The Historical Database includes an on-line
set of historical data about the owners and occupants of the various sites.
Galleries includes galleries of artifacts,
field photos, site maps, and GIS data.
analytical and interpretive presentations of data contained in
the project’s databases, as well as biliographies and links to
digital versions of site reports and other data. Use this page to read about what we
have learned from comparing the sites in this project. Use
the databases to evaluate our conclusions. If you prepare a
paper or other product using our databases, please consider
submitting it for inclusion on this web site.
Downloads allow you to download all the data
in a variety of electronic formats for your own study. Some
of the files are quite large, so read the instructions before
beginning a download on a slow connection.
We hope you enjoy the material you will find posted here! For
questions, comments, or suggestions, contact Julia A.
King (email@example.com, 240-895-4398) or
Gregory J. Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org).