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Deetz, James

Overview
Works: 38 works in 159 publications in 2 languages and 8,404 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Exhibition catalogs  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: CC75, 913.031028
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Most widely held works by James Deetz
In small things forgotten : the archaeology of early American life by James Deetz( Book )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History is recorded in many ways. According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully by studying the small things so often forgotten. Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the cracks between large historical events and depict the intricacies of daily life. In his completely revised and expanded edition of In Small Things Forgotten, Deetz has added new sections that more fully acknowledge the presence of women and African Americans in Colonial America. New interpretations of archaeological finds detail how minorities influenced and were affected by the development of the Anglo-American tradition in the years following the settlers' arrival in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Among Deetz's observations: Subtle changes in building long before the Revolutionary War hinted at the growing independence of the American colonies and their desire to be less like the British. Records of estate auctions show that many households in Colonial America contained only one chair--underscoring the patriarchal nature of the early American family. All other members of the household sat on stools or the floor. The excavation of a tiny community of freed slaves in Massachusetts reveals evidence of the transplantation of African culture to North America. Simultaneously a study of American life and an explanation of how American life is studied, In Small Things Forgotten, through the everyday details of ordinary living, colorfully depicts a world hundreds of years in the past. From the Trade Paperback edition
The times of their lives : life, love, and death in Plymouth Colony by James Deetz( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Times of Their Lives presents a realistic, factual account of the Plymouth colony based on contemporary archaeology, cultural research, and living history. Taking little known trial transcripts, personal accounts, wills, and probate records, as well as physical artifacts such as shards and spoons unearthed from old foundations, James and Patricia Deetz reveal what life in seventeenth-century Plymouth was really like. In the process they blow the dust off the dull, wooden figures of tradition and show the Plymouth colonists as vibrant people who lived out complex and colorful lives in a world profoundly different from our own." "Beginning with an eyewitness account of the first Thanksgiving, The Times of Their Lives offers an often startling portrait of Plymouth Colony that includes aspects of the legal system, folk beliefs, family life, women's roles and gender issues, eating habits, alcohol use, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, suspicious deaths, and violent crimes." "The result is a researched and imaginative work that shakes up our view of one of the most cherished myths of American history."--Jacket
Invitation to archaeology by James Deetz( Book )

28 editions published between 1940 and 1994 in English and Japanese and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North American Indians : a sourcebook by Roger C Owen( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General introduction to the study of the aboriginal populations of North America. College and university level
Flowerdew Hundred : the archaeology of a Virginia plantation, 1619-1864 by James Deetz( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Flowerdew Hundred, the 1,000-acre plantation that Sir George Yeardley, Virginia's first governor, established on the James River between Richmond and Williamsburg, Virginia
Man's imprint from the past; readings in the methods of archaeology by James Deetz( Book )

13 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dynamics of stylistic change in Arikara ceramics by James Deetz( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1979 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology at Monticello : artifacts of everyday life in the plantation community by William M Kelso( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chumash Indian art by Santa Barbara University of California( Book )

4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partakers of plenty : a Study of the first Thanksgiving by James Deetz( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An archaeological approach to kinship change in eighteenth century Arikara culture by James Deetz( )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other people's garbage( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the findings of archaeologists working at three sites in the United States and explains what their findings reveal about day-to-day life in America's recent past
A corpus of Chumash basketry by Lawrence E Dawson( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final summary report of investigations at La Purisima Mission State Historical Monument by James Deetz( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology at Flowerdew Hundred by James Deetz( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death's heads, cherubs, and willow trees : experimental archaeology in colonial cemeteries by Edwin S Dethlefsen( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of the archaeological collections of the Kingston Public Library Local History Room : Cram and Allerton site collections by Massachusetts Archaeological Professionals( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Includes a detailed analysis of archaeological artifacts held in collections at the Kingston Public Library and recovered from the Cram site by Lester and John Cram and the Allerton site by Dr. James Deetz
The earliest village communities of the Near East by James Deetz( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plymouth Colony archive project at the University of Virginia by James Deetz( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of searchable texts, including seminar analysis of various topics, biographical profiles of selected colonists, probate inventories, wills, glossary and notes on Plymouth Colony, and Vernacular house forms in seventeenth century Plymouth Colony
 
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In small things forgotten : the archaeology of early American life
Alternative Names
Deetz, J. F.

Deetz, James J. F.

Deetz, Jim 1930-2000

Iacobus Fanto Deetz

James Deetz Amerikaans antropoloog (1930-2000)

James Deetz US-amerikanischer Anthropologe

ディーツ, ジェイムズ

Languages
English (142)

Japanese (3)

Covers
The times of their lives : life, love, and death in Plymouth ColonyFlowerdew Hundred : the archaeology of a Virginia plantation, 1619-1864Archaeology at Monticello : artifacts of everyday life in the plantation community