TITLE

A WONDERFUL PIECE OF COOPERATIVE WORK: DOUGLAS F. JORDAN'S CONTRIBUTIONS TO BULL BROOK

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Brian S.; Winter, Eugene
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Archaeology of Eastern North America;2011, Vol. 39, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The Bull Brook Paleoindian site in Ipswich, Massachusetts has served as a model of changing archaeological interests since its excavation in the 1950s. It was the first large Paleoindian site discovered in the glaciated Northeast and has been proposed to be the largest organized settlement plan in Pleistocene North America. Excavated almost entirely by dedicated avocational archaeologists, the site was also the focus of a PhD dissertation that was completed by Douglas F. Jordan in I960 before the detailed analysis of settlement patterns was in vogue. Jordan's unpublished records helped to bridge the changing interests of archaeology, contributing to the excavators' claims that the site represented a single occupation event. This paper provides previously unpublished topographical data collected by Jordan and reconstructs Jordan's cooperative effort with the excavators to catalog and compile mapping data when the excavations were largely completed.
ACCESSION #
70080568

 

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