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dc.contributor.advisor Boutin, Alexis
dc.contributor.author Rockefeller, Camilla A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-08T17:40:34Z
dc.date.available 2019-10-08T17:40:34Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Rockefeller, Camilla A. 2016. Stronger Than Family: Framing Modern-Day Seamen as Figurative Descendants of Nineteenth Century Merchant Mariners Buried at the Presidio of San Francisco. Cultural Resources Management Program, Sonoma State University. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/213670
dc.description.abstract Purpose of the Study: This thesis tests the hypothesis that, in the absence of known descendants, modern-day merchant mariners can and ought to be considered a descendant community for those buried at a Nineteenth-century Merchant Marine Cemetery (MMC) in the Presidio of San Francisco. Using ethnographic interviews, this project explores interest in learning about the MMC via archaeological methods. This project will help to guide the Presidio Trust as they continue to manage the MMC in trust for the public. Methods: This study used ethnographic principles to develop, conduct and analyze eight ethnographic interviews. The analysis of these interviews provides the data for this thesis. Findings: Analysis of the interviews demonstrates that modern-day seamen ought to be considered a descendant community for the MMC, and argues that, were excavation to occur, the living community would best be served by a bioarchaeological study which focuses on the theme of labor. Conclusions: This project presents a model for using ethnographic interviews to identify a descendant community for a historic cemetery whose inhabitants have no easily identifiable descendants. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Cultural Resources Management Program, Sonoma State University en_US
dc.subject Presidio of San Francisco en_US
dc.subject Potter's Field en_US
dc.subject Merchant Marine Cemetery en_US
dc.subject Ethnography en_US
dc.subject Bioarchaeology en_US
dc.title Stronger Than Family: Framing Modern-Day Seamen as Figurative Descendants of Nineteenth Century Merchant Mariners Buried at the Presidio of San Francisco en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.sonomaauthor Rockefeller, Camilla A.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Purser, Margaret
dc.contributor.committeeMember Blind, Eric


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