The Archaeology of Mothering

The Archaeology of Mothering

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Using archaeological materials recovered from a housesite in Mobile, Alabama, Laurie Wilkie explores how one extended African-American family engaged with competing and conflicting mothering ideologies in the post-Emancipation South.the Perrymans invested some of themselves into the decorative items that graced their home. ... Based on the number of oil lamps recovered, visitors would have found a brightly lit interior. ... Perhaps it was interspersed with these domesticated elements of nature that we would find placed a number of white parian figurines. A Victorian sense of balance would require that the matching parian cherub vases be situated close Figure 4.6 Cherub vases from the Perryman well together , anbsp;...

Title:The Archaeology of Mothering
Author:Laurie A. Wilkie
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-10-12


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