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Social identity in historic Fish Creek: An archaeological investigation


2006 2006

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Abstract (summary)

This study is an archaeological examination into social identity in an historic settlement context. Focussing on two Calgary homestead sites first settled in the late nineteenth century, the research concentrates on discerning facets of past social identities from the material remains of daily activities. Architecture is included in this study along with excavated materials that have been categorized according to function. From functionality a recreation of past activities and lifestyles has been realized. And from these behaviours, working under a postprocessual framework, a more comprehensive understanding of ethnicity and gender roles, coupled with better detail of the socioeconomic status of those living and working on these two farms, has been gained. The field and laboratory component of the research were largely performed by avocationals through the Programme for Public Archaeology, which worked to draw connections between past and present and fostered a sense of community within this western Canadian city.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Archaeology
Classification
0324: Archaeology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Alberta
Title
Social identity in historic Fish Creek: An archaeological investigation
Author
Boland, Dale Elizabeth
Number of pages
448
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
0026
Source
MAI 44/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
0494135603, 9780494135600
University/institution
University of Calgary (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MR13560
ProQuest document ID
305345073
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305345073/abstract
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