Nearly Neighbors: High Street Seismic Retrofit Project in Oakland, California
This report presents the results of archaeological excavations carried out in 2008 and 2010 by both Anthropological Studies Center and Caltrans archaeologists, in connection with Caltrans' High Street Overhead Seismic Retrofit Project, in Oakland, California.
The report analyzes and interprets the content of several archaeological features with depositions dates ranging from 1893 to 1943. The excavated materials are associated with three Euroamerican and Japanese/Japanese-American households: the Pryde family (4411 Clement), the Stephenson family (4425 Clement), and the Orimoto family (4501 Clement). Background research on these addresses reveals a wealth of related archaeological, artifactual, archival, and oral interview data. Each of the report's primary authors approaches the data from a different perspective to address the project's research questions about consumer behavior, ethnicity and identity, and the household developmental cycle. The collection is permanently curated at the David A. Fredrickson Archaeological Collections Facility, Sonoma State University.