ORCID ID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2030-7945

Date Awarded

2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Department

Anthropology

Advisor

Martin D. Gallivan

Committee Member

Danielle Moretti-Langholtz

Committee Member

Audrey Horning

Abstract

The Hand site is a complex Native American village site located on the Nottoway River in southeastern Virginia. Intensive excavations in the 1960s identified over 600 archaeological features, including hearths, pits, structural remains, and a complex of human and canine burials, long assumed to date to the Protohistoric period. While previous researchers emphasized the site’s ties to the colonial actors, a reexamination of the collection instead suggests the site was a geographic locus for Indigenous peoples for over a thousand years. A close attention to chronology as well as space speaks to a deep history of emplacement, whereby social memory was integral to making place.

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.21220/s2-7p2f-a051

Rights

© The Author

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