Gettysburg Unearthed: The Excavation of A Haunted History (Google eBook)

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Author House, Sep 27, 2007 - Science - 232 pages
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This book is the third in a series of anthropological studies which analyze ghosts and haunting phenomena in their cultural context. A history of visitations to the Gettysburg landscape is linked to the presence or absence of anomalous sensory manifestations. The preliminary analysis of the data suggests that the hauntings at Gettysburg may be a product of sociocultural factors, in part related to the growth of heritage tourism, rather than any ghostly manifestations by civil war soldiers. Since this is a preliminary analysis, a research design is proposed to further excavate the Gettysburg landscape. This approach is based on the use of ethnographic context, spatial symmetry, cultural relativity, and performance-based investigative practices. The author proposes that through this methodology, a controlled excavation of the landscape can be made, thus unearthing a more scientific analysis and evaluation of Gettysburg as a haunted cultural place.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
from History to Myth
9
The Existing Data
17
The Historical Perspective of a Haunted Landscape
23
18631900
35
A Survey of 20th c Gettysburg Tourism Engagements
43
The Ghost TourInvestigation Package
53
The Excavation of Devils Den
61
The Continuing Excavation of the Gettysburg Hauntscape
119
The Silences of Ghost Research
121
The Multiple Fields of Gettysburg Ghost Research
127
Battlefield Soundscape Surveys and Comparative Acoustical Analysis
135
Performative Activities at Specific Locations of Engagements
143
Specific AudioVideo Peripatetic Walks
149
Olfactory Residual Survey Walks
157
The Analysis of Acoustic Shadow
159

The Current Gettysburg Marketing Image
65
A Preliminary Symmetrical Analysis and Excavation of the Gettysburg Landscape
67
The Reenactor as Ghost Excavator
71
Lack of Variability in Sites of Located Haunting Phenomena
77
The Lack of Battlefield Acoustical Surveys
81
Lack of Specific Contextual Visualizations
87
An Unfamiliarity with the Liminality of Battle
91
Lack of Variability in Content of EVP Recordings
97
Unearthing the Flawed Ghost Mythology Some Specific Considerations
101
Ghost Tech is not a Guarantee of Ghost Connect
109
A Group Portrait
111
Other Data Problems
115
Ethnographic Survey of 1863 Culture
163
Folkloric Survey of the Gettysburg Landscape
165
Ethnic Regiments and Haunting Behavior
171
An Inventory of Battlefield Target and Trigger Objects
175
Other Avenues of Research
179
A Preliminary Interpretation of Gettysburg
183
The Future of Ethnoarchaeoghostolo gical Research at Gettysburg
193
The Investigator as ParticipantPerformer
195
Bibliography
199
Back Cover
209
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About the author (2007)

John Sabol has been participating in (and directing) scientific field investigations in archaeology, ethnography, folklore, history, and ghost research since 1969. He has worked in Winchester, England, in Frankfort, Germany, and has extensive field experience throughout Mexico. He has also done fieldwork in South Dakota, the eastern region of Tennessee, in New Orleans, San Antonio, and throughout Pennsylvania. He has  extensive fieldwork experience at Gettysburg, both on the battlefield, and in the town. This includes ethnographic, folkloric, and historical research, as well as archaeological survey mapping and ghost excavation. He has taught at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico, and at other colleges in the Mexico City area. He is the author of two books, Ghost Excavator, and Ghost Culture. He has a M.A. in Cultural Anthropology, and a B.A. in Sociology. He currently resides in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania with his daughter, Melissa.                                                                                 

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