Date of Graduation

5-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Anthropology (MA)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Anthropology

Advisor

Carl Carlson-Drexler

Committee Member

George Sabo III

Second Committee Member

Jodi Barnes

Keywords

Arkansas History, Arkansas Ozarks, Consumerism, Historic Archaeology, Homesteads, Ozarks

Abstract

The hamlet of Leetown, located within Pea Ridge Military Park is the focus of this thesis. The Leetown hamlet played a role in the Battle of Pea Ridge and eventually disappeared before Pea Ridge National Military Park’s establishment in the 1960s. Shortly after the establishment of the Park, archeological investigations began. The resulting archeological investigations from 1962 to 2017 provided a glimpse into the lives of the families of Leetown hamlet within the rural Ozarks. This is an archeological investigation that focuses on establishing the date and function of the buildings within the hamlet as well as the consumer and home dynamics of the both the Lee and Mayfield families of Leetown.

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