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Beneath the Ivory Tower
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As a discipline, archaeology often provides amazing insights into the past. But it can also illuminate the present, especially when investigations are undertaken to better examine the history of institutions such as colleges and universities.

In Beneath the Ivory Tower, contributors offer a series of case studies to reveal the ways archaeology can offer a more objective view of changes and transformations that have taken place on America's college campuses. From the tennis courts of William and Mary to the "iconic paths, lawns, and well-ordered brick buildings" of Harvard, this volume will change the ways readers look at their alma maters--and at archaeology. Also included are studies of Michigan State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Illinois, North Carolina, Washington & Lee, Santa Clara, California, and Stanford.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xvii-xix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xxi
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  1. 1. Introduction: The Archaeology of Academia
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. I. The Process of Identifying the “Educational World” in the Archaeological Record
  2. p. 7
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  1. 2. Function, Circumstance, andthe Archaeological Record: The Elusive Past at Saints’ Rest
  2. pp. 9-35
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  1. 3. Exploring the Foundations of Notre Dame: Archaeology at Old College
  2. pp. 36-51
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  1. 4. Campus Archaeology on the University of South Carolina’s Horseshoe
  2. pp. 52-73
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  1. 5. Guns and Roses: Ritualism, Time Capsules, and the Massachusetts Agricultural College
  2. pp. 74-96
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  1. II. Diachronic Views of College Life: Separating the Real from the Ideal
  2. p. 97
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  1. 6. Campus Archaeology/Public Archaeology at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. pp. 99-120
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  1. 7. The Progressive Era and Sanitation Reform: Social Purity and Privies at Rural Schools in Northeastern Illinois
  2. pp. 121-140
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  1. 8. The Eagle and the Poor House: Archaeological Investigations on the University of North Carolina Campus
  2. pp. 141-163
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  1. 9. “Post-Revolutionary Degeneracy: ”Washington and Lee University’s Landscape of Control
  2. pp. 164-181
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  1. 10. Beyond the Course Catalogue: Archaeological Insights into the Life of Santa Clara University
  2. pp. 182-207
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  1. 11. Love, Let, and Life: An Archaeology of Tennis at the College of William and Mary
  2. pp. 208-221
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  1. III. Architecture, Space, and Identity: How Constructed Landscapes Reflect Institutional Goals
  2. p. 223
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  1. 12. Digging in the Golden Bear’s Den
  2. pp. 225-241
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  1. 13. More Than Bricks and Mortar: A Story of Community Archaeology
  2. pp. 242-260
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  1. 14. The Campus as Cultural Landscape: Archaeology and the Formation of Collegiate Identity
  2. pp. 261-273
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  1. 15. Hail to Thee, O Alma Mater: Considering the Archaeology of Academia
  2. pp. 274-287
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  1. Appendix: Heritage Resources Management in the College and University Environment
  2. pp. 289-297
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 299-319
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 321-325
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 327-341
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