The Archaeology of Wealth

Consumer Behavior in English America

  • James G. Gibb

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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    Pages 1-6
  3. James G. Gibb
    Pages 47-73
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    Pages 75-92
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 279-283

About this book


James G. Gibb offers a unique study of 17th century English North American attitudes toward the acquisition and use of wealth. He analyzes domestic sites excavated in Maryland and Virginia to interpret patterns in the construction of household identities and places these patterns within the social and cultural context of the region. His work includes a new critical approach that underscores the role of conscious individual action in history and the importance of material culture in the construction of identities.


Chesapeake English archaeology construction culture environment historical archaeology history history of literature individual interpret material culture modeling score settlement

Authors and affiliations

  • James G. Gibb
    • 1
  1. 1.London Town FoundationAnnapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8008-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0345-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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