Re-Establishing Context for Orphaned Collections

@article{Voss2012ReEstablishingCF,
  title={Re-Establishing Context for Orphaned Collections},
  author={Barbara L. Voss and Megan S. Kane},
  journal={Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals},
  year={2012},
  volume={8},
  pages={111 - 87}
}
  • B. Voss, M. Kane
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • History
  • Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals
While the primary rationale for curating orphaned archaeological collections is to restore the collections’ research potential, in practice such research programs are rarely actualized because of the challenges in reconstructing archaeological context. This article presents the results of a concerted effort undertaken to re-establish the context of the Market Street Chinatown archaeological collection. We outline the history of the excavation of the Market Street Chinatown, the subsequent… 

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