Faculty Publications

Title

Extra! Extra! Read All About It: Newspaper Archives as Archaeological Site Survey

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Allen County, Indiana, Archaeological methods, Archaeological survey, Newspaper research

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

Volume

24

Issue

2

First Page

451

Last Page

465

Abstract

Relative to other historic documents, newspapers have received little attention from researchers as a source of archaeological data. Now that many historic newspapers have been digitized and placed online, this traditionally underutilized resource has the potential to yield new information about archaeological sites, especially those in heavily developed urban areas where sites are inaccessible or have been destroyed. In this article, a methodology is proposed by which archived newspapers might be searched for data about archaeological sites. A case study using newspapers from Allen County, Indiana and its principal city, Fort Wayne, demonstrates the utility of the methodology by producing evidence about many previously unrecorded archaeological sites.

Original Publication Date

6-1-2017

DOI of published version

10.1007/s10816-016-9273-3

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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