Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Maps -- List of Tables -- Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- A Word about the Maps -- Introduction -- Part I. Historical and Archaeological Overviews -- 1. From Middle Plantation to Modern Metropolis: Evolution and Change -- 2. Town and Gown Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg -- 3. Discovering What Counts: Ninety Years of Archaeology at Colonial Williamsburg -- Part II. Environmental, Biological, and Economic Studies -- 4. Domesticating the Chesapeake Landscape -- 5. "To be SOLD, for ready money": Reconstructing Patterns of Human Predation, Marketing, and Oyster Exploitation -- 6. "Useful Ornaments to His Cabinet": Analysis of Anatomical Study and Display in Colonial Williamsburg -- 7. Architectural Reconstruction and the Importance of a Name -- Part III. Community, Neighborhood, and Identity -- 8. From Household to Neighborhood: Toward a Community-Oriented Archaeological Approach in the Plantation Chesapeake -- 9. Reconstructing the Landscape of African and African American Burials and Commemorations in Williamsburg, Virginia -- Part IV. Standards, Practices, and Goals in Conservation and Reconstruction -- 10. Framing the Questions That Matter: The Relationship between Archaeology and Conservation -- 11. A Diachronic Study of Window Leads from Williamsburg -- 12. A Virtual Williamsburg: Contextualizing Archaeological Data within a Virtual Environment -- Afterword -- Appendix: Colonial Williamsburg Conserved Window Leads, 1997-2019 -- Works Cited -- List of Contributors -- Index.
Offering an in-depth look at historical archaeology, public history, and reconstruction in Colonial Williamsburg, this volume provides state-of-the-art examples of how the discipline can be used to inform, engage, and educate..