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 the sometimes highly technical studies and analyses involving archaeological data. Students, educators,
museum curators, and all other interested people are nonetheless invited to explore our website 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 the archaeology of colonialism and the early modern period. Use
this website 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 (including
GIS files), artifact and context databases, historical data, artifact galleries, 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 142,000 artifact records and over 7000 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.
Documents includes analytical and interpretive presentations of data contained in the project's databases, as well
as bibliographies 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 data in a variety of electronic formats for your own study. Some of the files
are quite large, so be sure to 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 240-895-4398) or
Gregory J. Brown (email@example.com).