A model for 21st-century urban historical archaeology. . . . Highly recommended.
The authors succeed admirably in marshaling an immense body of research, conducted by themselves and many others over the course of decades, into an accessible and fascinating book. --
--Journal of Southern History
A very good summary of historical archaeology in the city up to A.D. 1900. . . . Most fascinating is how the book documents how collaboration among professional archaeologists, the Charleston Museum, the city, nonprofits, and private owners, created a long-term, successful urban archaeology and historic preservation program that has been a major factor in Charleston’s renaissance in the late twentieth century. --
--Anthropology Book Forum