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An Archaeological Study of Rural Capitalism and Material by Mark D. Groover

By Mark D. Groover

Old archaeology has principally keen on the research of early army websites and houses of higher classification. study on reduce sessions was once considered as a complement to neighborhood histories documenting political, army and fiscal leaders of the 18th and nineteenth centuries. An Archaeological research of Rural Capitalism and fabric existence should be of curiosity to ancient archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, social historians, and ancient sociologists, particularly researchers learning the impression of globalization and financial improvement upon rural areas like Appalachia.

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Rather, the main structuring element among yeomen was long-term planning based on reinvestment of profits back into production to provide patrimony or assistance to successive generations in starting their own households and to sustain the lineal family and farm. In contrast, as an ideal type, entrepreneur farmers represent the opposite of yeoman farmers. They were not conservative, did not avoid production risk, were not ultimately concerned with providing patrimony for all or any of their children, did not consistently reinvest profits back into production, were largely concerned with short term gains and quick profit, and also viewed their land as merely a commodity devoid of any ideological or sentimental connotations (Salamon 1992).

Kniffen 1965; Owsley 1949). Archaeologists have also used the upland South geographic concept as an interpretive tool (McCorvie 1987; Garrow et al. 1989). Interpretive Theory and Methods 13 In this volume, Southern Appalachia, defined as comprising portions of southwest Virginia, western North Carolina, northwestern South Carolina, northern Georgia, northern Alabama, eastern Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky, and portions of West Virginia, is selected as a culture region or study area for several reasons.

1989). Interpretive Theory and Methods 13 In this volume, Southern Appalachia, defined as comprising portions of southwest Virginia, western North Carolina, northwestern South Carolina, northern Georgia, northern Alabama, eastern Tennessee, southeastern Kentucky, and portions of West Virginia, is selected as a culture region or study area for several reasons. Most importantly, Appalachia has existed as a perceived, emic category or distinct place among residents of eastern North America since the 19th century.

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