Studies in Archaeological Material Culture

Studies in Archaeological Material Culture

SAMC Volume 3Vol. 3: Modified Predator Mandible and Maxilla Artifacts and Predator Symbolism in Illinois Hopewell

Author: Kenneth B. Farnsworth, Terrance J. Martin, and Angela R. Perri

2019 (reprint), 78 pp. with full-color illustrations, figures, tables, references

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Species reidentification and burial-context analysis of 34 artifacts made from the cut-and-drilled mandibles and maxillae of coyotes, wolves, cougars, and bears recovered from Illinois Hopewellian mounds over the past century provide new perspectives on the variety of forms, mortuary associations, species-specific uses, and symbolic significance of these artifacts.



SAMC Volume 2Vol. 2: “Good for What Ailed You” in Springfield, Illinois: Embossed Pharmaceutical Bottles Used by Springfield Druggists from the Civil War Era to the Early Twentieth Century

Author: Frederick M. Brown with Introductions by Curtis Mann and Kenneth B. Farnsworth

2015, 440 pp. with full-color illustrations

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This study deals with Springfield druggists, their locations, and the Springfield druggist bottle collection. Curtis Mann gives a look at Springfield from its beginning in 1821 to the turn of the twentieth century. Kenneth Farnsworth discusses the chronology of pharmacy glassware manufacturing companies and patented bottle styles and shows the changes in manufacturing technology of embossed pharmacy bottles from 1840 to 1925, plus the development of the neighborhood drugstores in Springfield and the disposal patterns of embossed pharmacy bottles.



SAMC Volume 1Vol. 1: Queensware Direct from the Potteries:
U.S. Importers of Staffordshire Ceramics in Antebellum America 1820–1860

Author: John A. Walthall

2013, 353 pp. with full-color illustrations

This study was conceived by archaeologists and therefore is biased toward those importers who left tangible evidence of their existence. In this case, it is the underglaze marks on ironstone, and other high-fired pottery, which is almost indestructible when buried. This volume was updated August 1, 2015.

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