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 Mark Groover's Archaeological Publications and Research Projects

 

 

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Publications and Research

Links to pdf copies of some publications provided below; pdf copies of publications also available at Mark Groover's Academia.edu web page: http://ballstate.academia.edu/markgroover


Groover, Mark D.
2014  The Gibbs Farmstead: The Archaeology of Material Life in Southern Appalachia.  In Oxford Handbooks Online and forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology, edited by James Symonds and Vesa-Pekka Herva, Oxford University Press, United Kingdom. 


Groover, Mark D.
2014  Defining Historical Material Trends and Consumption Groups Through Artifact Density.  Southeastern Archaeology 33:55-67

Groover, Mark D. and S.H. Hogue
2014  Reconstructing Nineteenth-Century Midwest Foodways: Ceramic and Zooarchaeological Information from the Moore-Youse House and Huddleston Farmstead.  Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 39(1):1-16.

Groover, Mark D.
2014  The Archaeology of Rural Life.  In The Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Springer Press, New York.  


Groover, Mark D. and Tyler J. Wolford
2013  The Archaeology of Rural Affluence and Landscape Change at the Clemens Farmstead.  Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage 2(2):131-150.

Groover, Mark D.
2013  Assessing Site Significance in Historical Archaeology.  North American Archaeologist 34(3):269-291.

Keller, Christine, Colleen Boyd, Mark Groover, and Mark Hill (Co-Authors and Project Co-Principal Investigators)
2012  Archaeology of the Battles of Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio: Education and Protection. Prepared for a Cooperative Project with the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program.  Prepared by the Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Groover, Mark D. and Tyler J. Wolford
2012  1794 Battle of Fort Recovery: Field Methods, Results, and Analysis (Chapter 5, pp. 149-204).  In Archaeology of the Battles of Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio: Education and Protection. Prepared for a Cooperative Project with the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program.  Prepared by the Applied Archaeology Laboratories, Department of Anthropology, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Cabak, Melanie A. and Mark D. Groover
2011  Bush Hill: Material Life at a Working Plantation.  In Perspectives from Historical
Archaeology: The Archaeology of Plantation Life
, edited by Nicholas Honerkamp,
pp. 157-189.  Originally published in Historical Archaeology 2006, 40(4):51-83. 
Reprinted by the Society for Historical Archaeology 2011.

Stine, Linda F., Melanie Cabak, and Mark D. Groover
2011  Blue Beads as African-American Cultural Symbols. In Perspectives from Historical Archaeology: African Diaspora Archaeology, edited by Christopher C. Fennell, pp. 361-387. Society for Historical Archaeology. Originally published in Historical Archaeology 1996 30(3):49-75.  Reprinted by the Society for Historical Archaeology 2011.

Groover, Mark D.
2010  Exploring Hoosier Material Culture: Landscape and Architectural Archaeology at the Moore-Youse House and Huddeston Farmstead (Chapter 9). In Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Papers in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner, pp. 141-158, edited by T. Baumann and M. Groover, Report of Investigations No. 53, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee; Occasional Paper No. 22, McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

Baumann, Timothy E. and Groover, Mark D. (editors for festschrift volume)
2010  Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Papers in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner. Report of Investigations No. 53, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee; Occasional Paper No. 22, McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  Above 2010 book is expanded, printed, and marketed version of 2009 Tennessee Archaeology festschrift journal issue. 

Baumann, Timothy E. and Mark D. Groover
2010  Colleague, Mentor, and Friend: Essays in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner (Chapter 1 Introduction).  In Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Papers in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner, pp. 3-14, edited by T. Baumann and M. Groover, Report of Investigations No. 53, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee; Occasional Paper No. 22, McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


Groover, Mark D.
2009  Exploring Hoosier Material Culture: Landscape and Architectural Archaeology at the Moore-Youse House and Huddleston Farmstead.  Tennessee Archaeology 4(1&2):162-179.

Colleague, Mentor, and Friend:
Papers in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner

Tennessee Archaeology
4(1-2) 2009

Link to festschrift volume in pdf file


Link to Tennessee Archaeology web page:
http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kesmith/TNARCH/tennesseearchaeology.html

Tennessee Archaeology
Editors:
Kevin E. Smith (Middle Tennessee State University) and Michael E. Moore (Tennessee Division of Archaeology)

Volume 4(1-2) Guest Editors:
Timothy E. Baumann (McClung Museum, University of Tennessee, Knoxville) and
Mark D. Groover, (Department of Anthropology, Ball State University)


The Archaeology of North American Farmsteads  

by Mark D. Groover

A 2008 volume in the series The American Experience in Archaeological Perspective, edited by Michael S. Nassaney (Western Michigan University).

"An excellent introduction to the material legacy of farming in the United States from the 1600s to the 1950s"--Donald L. Hardesty, University of Nevada, Reno

"Groover's approach directly challenges the common misconception by many agencies and state historic preservation offices, which consider farmsteads to be redundant resources without important information potential, by demonstrating a wide range of important research topics and results from the colonial era into the twentieth century."--Barbara J. Little, National Park Service

From the early colonial period to the close of World War II, life in North America was predominantly agrarian and rural. Archaeological exploration of farmsteads unveils a surprising quantity of data about rural life, consumption patterns, and migrations across the continent.

Mark Groover offers both case studies and an overview of current trends in farmstead archaeology in this exciting new work. He also proposes a research design and makes numerous suggestions for evaluating (and re-evaluating) the significance of farmsteads as an archaeological resource. His chronological survey of farmstead sites throughout numerous regions of North America provides fascinating insights to students, cultural resource management professionals, or general readers interested in learning more about what material culture remains can teach us about the American past.

Farmstead archaeology is a rapidly expanding component of historical archaeology. This book offers important lessons and information as more sites become victims of ever-accelerating development and urbanization.

Mark D. Groover, associate professor of anthropology at Ball State University, is the author of An Archaeological Study of Rural Capitalism and Material Life: The Gibbs Farmstead in Southern Appalachia, 1790-1920.

Series Description:
 
The University Press of Florida is proud to announce a new series in historical archaeology that focuses attention on a range of significant themes in the development of the modern world from an Americanist perspective. Each volume will explore an event, process, setting, or institution that played a formative role in the making of America. These comprehensive overviews underscore the theoretical, methodological, and substantive contributions that archaeology has made to the study of American history and culture. While these studies focus on historical archaeology in America, they will also have broader application to historical and anthropological inquires in other parts of the world.

Link to University Press of Florida web page

 

Historical Archaeology in central Indiana and western Ohio
 

    Yount's Mill

    Fort Recovery

    The Clemens Farmstead

    The Huddleston Farmhouse/National Road Historical Archaeology Project

    Farmstead Archaeology in East Central Indiana

    The Moore-Youse House, Muncie, Indiana

 

Previous Research

    Household Dynamics and Landscape Change           

    The Nicholas Gibbs Farmstead, Knox County, East Tennessee

    The Catherine Brown Cowpen, Barnwell County, South Carolina

    The Archaeology of Cattle Raisers in the South Carolina Backcountry

    The Thomas Howell Site, Columbia, South Carolina

    Bush Hill Plantation, Aiken, South Carolina

    Exploring Fort Moore, Aiken, South Carolina

    George Galphin's Trading Post at Silver Bluff, South Carolina                     

    Farmstead Modernization, Aiken and Barnwell counties, South Carolina

    Blue Beads and Enslaved African Americans

     The Archaeology of Creolization in the South

    Archaeology and African-American Folk Medicine

    Wessyngton Plantation, Robertson County, Middle Tennessee

    The Wayman African American Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Illinois

    The Burke Farmstead, McLean County, Illinois

    Commodity Networks in Peoria, Illinois         

    Savannah River Arch. Research Program Silver Anniversary Volume               

    Testing the SRS Predictive Site Model in South Carolina

    Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Montana-North Dakota

    Fort Southwest Point, Kingston, Tennessee

 

Professional biography of Mark Groover

Curriculum vita of Mark Groover

 

 

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