Contributor: Timothy Baumann
Author info: Research Associate Professor of Anthropology
Publication Date: August 2014
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Synopsis: This is the first summary of archaeological contributions to the academic understanding of the War of 1812, published as the war commemorated its 200th anniversary. The contributors of original papers discuss recent excavations and field surveys that present an archaeological perspective that enriches—and often conflicts with—received historical narratives. The studies cover fortifications, encampments, landscapes, shipwrecks, and battles in the midwestern, southern, mid-Atlantic, and northeastern regions of the United States and in Canada.