This is the first summary of how archaeology has contributed to our understanding of the War of 1812. The contributors of original papers discuss recent excavations and field surveys that present an archaeological perspective that enriches,—and often conflicts with, received historical narratives. The studies cover fortifications, encampments, landscapes, shipwrecks, and battles in the midwestern, southern, mid-atlantic, and northeastern regions of the United States and in Canada. In addition to archaeologists, this volume will appeal to military history specialists and other historians.
Taylor and Francis; June 2016
- ISBN 9781315433684
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- Title: Archaeology of the War of 1812
- Author: Michael T. Lucas (ed.); Julie M. Schablitsky (ed.)
In The Press
“This is the first collection on the archaeology of the War of 1812 that provides the variety of military sites from throughout eastern North America, and in the context of the history of the events that occurred there. A must read for those interested in the archaeology of military sites. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.”
—J. B. Richardson III, Carnegie Museum of Natural History (emeritus)
About The Author
Michael T. Lucas is Curator of Historical Archaeology at the New York State Museum.
Julie M. Schablitsky is the Chief Archaeologist and leads the cultural resources section at the Maryland State Highway Administration.