'Here lieth interr'd': an examination of 17th-century British burial landscapes in eastern North America

Lacy, Robyn S. (2017) 'Here lieth interr'd': an examination of 17th-century British burial landscapes in eastern North America. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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An archaeological, historical, and geographical survey-based examination, this research focuses on the first organized 17th-century British colonial burial grounds in 43 sites in New England and a further 20 in eastern Newfoundland, and how religious, socio-political, and cultural backgrounds may have influenced the placement of these spaces in relation to their associated settlements. In an attempt to locate the earliest 17th-century burial ground at Ferryland, Newfoundland, this research focuses on statistical analysis, and identifying potential patterns in burial ground placement. The statistical results will serve as a frequency model to suggest common placement and patterns in spatial organization of 17th-century British burial grounds along the eastern seaboard of North America. In addition, text-based and geochemical analyses were conducted on the Ferryland gravestones to aid in determining age and origin.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12933
Item ID: 12933
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-173).
Keywords: historical archaeology, Ferryland, burial ground, graveyard, landscape, mortuary
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: September 2017
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Burial -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- 17th century -- Statistical methods; Burial -- New England -- 17th century -- Statistical methods; Newfoundland and Labrador -- Social life and customs -- 17th century; New England -- Social life and customs -- 17th century

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