Diana DiPaolo Loren is Associate Curator at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
Highly readable but also innovative in its approach to a broad
array of material from diverse colonial contexts." - Carolyn White,
University of Nevada, Reno
"Loren brings together a sampling of the extensive literature on the archaeology of clothing and adornment to argue that artifacts of the body acquire their meaning through cultural practice. She shows how dress serves as social discourse and a tool of identity negotiation." - Kathleen Deagan, Florida Museum of Natural History