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Research :: ARCHAEOLOGY LABORATORY :: Current Research :: John Hart

Late Prehistoric Settlement

Model of a late-prehistoric Mohawk Indian village
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The major goals of this research are to (1) understand the evolutions of late prehistoric (A.D. 900-1600) villages and (2) the effects of cultural-historic taxa on our understandings of these evolutions. This research has combined theoretical developments (Hart 1993, 2001; Hart et al. 2005) and empirical research on both the histories of villages (Hart 2000), and how various social and economic traits associated with village life have changed through time (Hart 2001; Hart and Brumbach 2003; Hart and Means 2002; Hart et al. 2005). This work has lead to new understandings of the histories and evolutions of village life in New York State and southwestern Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hetty Jo Brumbach (University at Albany—SUNY)
Dr. Bernard K. Means (Independent Scholar, Virginia)
Dr. John P. Nass (California University of Pennsylvania)

Related Publications

Hart, John P. 1993. Monongahela Subsistence-Settlement Change: The Late Prehistoric Period in the Lower Upper Ohio River Valley. Journal of World Prehistory 7:71-120.

Hart, John P. 1995. Storage and Monongahela Subsistence-Settlement Change. Archaeology of Eastern North America 23:41-56.

Hart, John P. 2000. New Dates on Classic New York State Sites: Just How Old Are Those Longhouses? Northeast Anthropology 60:1-22.

Hart, John P. 2001. Maize, Matrilocality, Migration and Northern Iroquoian Evolution. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 8: 151-182.

Hart, John P., and Hetty Jo Brumbach. 2003. The Death of Owasco. American Antiquity 68:737-752.

Hart, John P., and Hetty Jo Brumbach. 2005. Cooking Residues, AMS Dates, and the Middle-to-Late-Woodland Transition in Central New York. Northeast Anthropology 69:1-34.

Hart, John P., and Bernard K. Means. 2002. Maize and Villages: A Summary and Critical Assessment of Current Northeast Early Late Prehistoric Evidence. In Northeast Subsistence-Settlement Change: A.D. 700-1300, edited by John P. Hart and Christina B. Rieth, pp. 342-358. New York State Museum Bulletin 496. The University of the State of New York, Albany.

Hart, John P., John P. Nass, and Bernard K. Means. 2005. Monongahela Subsistence-Settlement Change? Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 30: 327-365.

Nass, John P., and John P. Hart. 2000. Late Prehistoric Settlement in the Lower Upper Ohio River Basin. In Cultures Before Contact: The Late Prehistory of Ohio and Surrounding Regions, edited by Robert Genheimer, pp. 124-155. The Ohio Archaeological Council, Columbus.


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