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Beyond the Restoration: Reconstructing a Pattern of Elite Lifestyle at Colonial Tryon Palace

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Beaman’s intent was the determine whether the normative frequency ranges of the Carolina artifact patterns were sufficient to accommodate the upper class lifestyle of Tryon Palace, the home of Loyalist governors such as Josiah Martin and William Tryon. Factors used to determine this possibility were an examination of the Palace’s artifact groups and individual artifacts. Beaman’s conclusion was that many of these artifact groups deviated from the expected normative ranges. Furniture, Personal, and Tobacco Pipe groups were beyond the range, while the Kitchen and Clothing groups were below the range. Only the Architecture, Arms, and Activities fell within the anticipated normative ranges.