A Forty-Year Fascination With Fort York

Archaeology of the War of 1812 (Left Coast Press) - Michael Lucas (Editor) and Julie M Schabilitsky (Editor)
Eva MacDonald (ASI), David Spittal, and David Robertson (ASI)

This is the first summary of archaeological contributions to our understanding of the War of 1812, published as the war commemorates its 200th anniversary. The contributors of original papers discuss recent excavations and field surveys that present an archaeological perspective that enriches– and often conflicts with—received historical narratives. The studies cover fortifications, encampments, landscapes, shipwrecks, and battles in the midwestern, southern, mid-Atlantic, and northeastern regions of the United States and in Canada. In addition to archaeologists, this volume will appeal to military history specialists and other historians.


“This is the first collection on the archaeology of the War of 1812 that provides the variety of military sites from throughout eastern North America, and in the context of the history of the events that occurred there. A must read for those interested in the archaeology of military sites. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. ”

– J. B. Richardson III, Choice Magazine