Late Prehistoric Household Archaeology in Eastern New York

TitleLate Prehistoric Household Archaeology in Eastern New York
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsRieth, CB

Archaeological studies of households provide us with information about the interactions between past populations, the ways that they organized their settlements and the relationship of disparate segments of a community to each other. By examining the effects of households at several different scales, archaeologists can better understand the processes that underly human behavior. This paper examines the Latre Prehistoric Getman site in New York and the role of Iroquoian households as represented in the compartment, longhouse, and village contexts. Conclusions about equality, resource use, and the spatial organization of the loghouse are suggested.