Antigua (Other Keyword)

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Crossroads on the Coast: A Preliminary Examination of Bridgetown, Antigua (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Arik J. K. Bord.

In 1675, the colonial English government passed a law that established six "trade-towns" on Antigua. The law required that all imports, exports, and intra-island trade be conducted in these towns to be assessed for taxes. Of the original six towns, all but Bridgetown and Bermudian Valley are still extant. The Bridgetown site is located on Willoughby Bay on the south-eastern side of the island.  Local legend states the town was abandoned after a devastating earthquake in 1843, the inhabitants...

Digging the Dockyard: An Analysis of Curation Practices in Antigua (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Ariel Peasley. Georgia Fox.

Museums and their exhibitions are representations of archaeological research. Archaeological excavations, associated objects, and subsequent interpretations frequently end up in museums and are often the only access the general public has to this knowledge. How objects are acquired, cared for, and presented ultimately affect what people learn about them in a museum setting. It is crucial for museums and museum professionals to maintain standard practices and care for these objects to the best of...

Geomorphological Assessment of Plantation Farmscapes in Antigua, West Indies (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Anthony Tricarico. E. Christian Wells. Georgia Fox. Reginald Murphy.

Geomorphological survey and analysis of anthropogenically modified soils surrounding the Betty’s Hope Plantation in Antigua, West Indies, sought to model the impacts of colonial farming on local landforms. Sugarcane was extensively farmed across the island from the mid-17th century until independence from Great Britain in 1981. Physical and chemical analysis of subsurface soils and sediments was conducted to understand the landscape legacies of British colonialism on landscape modification. This...

The Landscape of Fear on the Edge of the World: Small island life on Antigua 1667-1815 (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Waters.

This paper explores the concept of fear as a useful theoretical abstraction to help understand the social anxiety of life on the island of Antigua during the eighteenth century.  Fear comes from a tripartite of internal stress caused by the large enslaved population on the island, external stress coming from the constant threat of invasion by other colonial powers in the Caribbean as well as the ever present danger of dying from the withering effects of the tropics—disease.  Archaeologically,...