This thesis is an historical archaeological project involving the classification and analysis of the ceramics found at Camp Floyd, a 19th century military site 40 miles southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. United States military troops were dispatched to the Utah Territory to establish a Pony Express Station and an Overland Stage Trail, to assert federal authority in the Territories, and to end the ongoing conflict between the federal government and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The primary research question concerned the ceramic usage patterns at Camp Floyd as compared to other military sites and non-residential sites of the 19th century. The ceramic assemblage recovered from Camp Floyd was classified using Berge's classification system of historical ceramics. A sample from this collection was analyzed in order to assess social and economic differences between officers' and enlisted men.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Anthropology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Elsken, Jennifer L., "The Historical Ceramics of Camp Floyd" (2002). All Theses and Dissertations. 4665.
Camp Floyd, archaeology, archaeological site, 19th century, military, Salt Lake City, Utah, history