Indian corn and Dutch pots: Seventeenth-century foodways in New Amsterdam/New York

@article{Janowitz1993IndianCA,
  title={Indian corn and Dutch pots: Seventeenth-century foodways in New Amsterdam/New York},
  author={Meta F. Janowitz},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
  year={1993},
  volume={27},
  pages={6-24}
}
  • M. Janowitz
  • Published 1 June 1993
  • History, Medicine
  • Historical Archaeology
Foodways of every colonizing European group changed in the New World, but, before the changes can be assessed, it is necessary to know what foods and food-related artifacts were common and available in the mother countries. Dutch foodways can be described using documents, excavated artifacts, and genre paintings. New York City began as a Dutch colony, and its foodways in the 17th century reflected this origin. Modifications in Dutch-American utilization of European domestic plants and animals… 
Massachusetts bay foodways: Regional and class influences
Regional foodways in urban and rural settings in Massachusetts Bay and the Chesapeake during the 17th and 18th century are discussed to evaluate their existence and origin. The nature of the
Continuity and change in the food habits of the seventeenth‐century English colonists in Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay
This case study uses historical dietary data and archaeological evidence to assess the extent of continuity and change in the diet of the seventeenth‐century English colonists who settled in Plymouth
Coarse Earthenware at the Dutch Colonial Cape of Good Hope, South Africa: A History of Local Production and Typology of Products
Coarse earthenware production at the Dutch East India Company (VOC) Cape settlement began shortly after the Company established its mercantile entrepôt on the shores of Table Bay in 1652. Made by
SPICE ISLAND STEW: CREOLIZATION OF FOODWAYS ON COLONIAL ERA NUTMEG PLANTATIONS, MALUKU PROVINCE, INDONESIA
The Banda Islands, in modern Indonesia’s Maluku Province, were the world’s sole source of nutmeg in the 16th Century. Control over the spice trade was a major goal for European powers. Consequently,
Labor and Agricultural Production at Sylvester Manor Plantation, Shelter Island, New York
Archaeological and historical research on Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island, New York, provides insight into the productive strategies and labor organization of a northern agricultural plantation.
Beyond beef: dietary variability and foodways in the late 19th-century mining town of Hammondville, New York, USA
ABSTRACT This study employs a combination of historical documents and faunal remains to examine food procurement strategies, purchasing patterns and foodways among the residents of Hammondville, a
Still Life with Tobacco: The Archaeological Uses of Dutch Art
Historical archaeologists often make considerable use of 17th-century Dutch still life and genre art to document and interpret material life in the early colonial period. In colonial Chesapeake
John Zuricher, Stone Cutter, and His Imprint on the Religious Landscape of Colonial New York
John Zuricher was colonial New York City’s most prolific gravestone carver. Compared to the rather thin documentary trail that John Zuricher left, his material record is incredibly rich, comprising
Engendering New Netherland: Implications for Interpreting Early Colonial Societies
Here, we study the Algonquian and Iroquoian women who lived in settlements surrounding the Dutch colony of New Netherland, in today’s northeastern United States. We begin by examining their roles in
Dutch Women in an English Colony, Historical Background
New Netherland’s existence as a Dutch-controlled colony was interrupted in 1664 when, as a part of Dutch-English worldwide trading rivalries, an English force sent by James, Duke of York, brother of
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 18 REFERENCES
British colonial subsistence strategy on the southeastern coastal plain
The material culture of a domestic British colonial site at Fort Frederica, Georgia, is used in assessing colonial adaptations to 18th century frontier conditions on the Georgia coast. Using Jay
In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaeology of Early American Life
History is recorded in many ways. According to author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully by studying the small things so often forgotten. Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical
A vessel typology for early Chesapeake ceramics: The Potomac Typological System
A tentative scheme for classifying vessel shapes excavated in the Chesapeake region of Maryland and Virginia is presented. The result, dubbed “The Potomac Typological System” (POTS), links gradations
A ceramic chemistry archive for New Netherland/New York
Compositional analysis has made important contributions to studies of artifact provenience and technological change, but it is rarely used in U.S. historical archaeology. This article presents a
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
A kitchen classic for nearly 35 years. Hailed by Time magazine as a minor masterpiece when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs
City tavern, country tavern: An analysis of four colonial sites
In this comparative study of colonial tavern sites, it is suggested that these sites fulfilled a variety of functions, conditioned in part by the degree of urbanization of their settings. Four sites,
The structures of everyday life : the limits of the possible
The first volume in this beautifully illustrated and highly acclaimed economic and social history of the world from the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution covers the richness and complexity of
...
...