The initial goal of the Eastern Woodlands Household Archaeology Data Project is to assemble information about prehistoric residential structures in eastern North America: these remains are a basic unit of analysis in archaeological studies of households.
While some information about prehistoric houses is available from easily accessible sources (such as journals, monographs, and books), much of it resides in CRM reports, theses, dissertations, and unpublished manuscripts. My hope is that this website will function as a magnet to identify these "gray literature" sources so that more archaeologists will be aware of their existence.
The information available on this site will grow through the contributions of archaeologists and others across eastern North America. I encourage all those interested in this project to help build the site by submitting information about structures that have not yet been included. All data and contributors will be fully referenced and acknowledged.
Disclaimer: Determining the characteristics and function of prehistoric structures are matters of archaeological interpretation. This website compiles sources of information about archaeological deposits that have been interpreted (at one time or another) as the remains of prehistoric residential structures. Inclusion of a site or structure on this website does not necessarily mean that I agree with those interpretations. It is up to each individual researcher who uses the information on this site to make his or her own evaluation and determination.
If you use this website for your work, please acknowledge it. If you have information to submit, or any suggestions or corrections, please contact me: