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The Analysis of Domestic Reuse in Historical Archaeology
Expanding Archaeology (1995)
  • Douglas C. Wilson, Portland State University

This chapter briefly offers a rationale for reuse analysis in historical archaeology, illustrated with a modern material-culture study. The study serves to define some of the pitfalls and potentials of reuse analysis in a cultural context that is familiar, but not so familiar that the results are easily anticipated. I conclude that the analysis of reuse is necessary to gain a full understanding of material use, even in recent time periods.

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James Skibo, William Walker, and Axel Nielsen
University of Utah Press
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Douglas C. Wilson. "The Analysis of Domestic Reuse in Historical Archaeology" Expanding Archaeology (1995)
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