Maroons (Other Keyword)

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Archaeologies of Antislavery Resistance (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only terrancw weik.

Archaeologists have explored self-liberated Africans ("Maroons") in the Americas and proponents of collaborative resistance movements (for instance, the Underground Railroad or African-Native American alliances), especially material aspects of them that fall within the period 1600–1865.  Despite this focus, researchers working in the Americas have much to gain from considering the global dimensions of antislavery resistance, a term that will be used to signify any form of defiance against...


Constructing the Community: A Multi-Scalar Analysis of Runaway Slave Identity in 19th-Century Kenya (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lydia Wilson Marshall.

Like Maroons elsewhere in the world, runaway slaves in Kenya were thrown together by circumstance and carried diverse social experiences and cultural practices with them into freedom.  Given this heterogeneity, archaeologists have grown increasingly interested in the mechanisms by which Maroons created communities of broader cultural coherence.  This paper explores the creation of two communities by self-emancipated people in 19th-century Kenya, Koromio and Makoroboi.    Here, I use an expanding...


Mapping Maroon Territory: Implications for Amazonian Archaeology (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Cheryl N. White.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Community Archaeology in 2020: Conventional or Revolutionary?" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. A Participating 3-Dimensional Modeling exercise (P3DM) was conducted along the Suriname River of Suriname, South America. The study sought to better understand the historical and contemporary cultural landscape and identify areas of high cultural-historical value. Over a period of eleven days, a total of...


Maroons And The Underground Railroad In The Great Dismal Swamp During The Antebellum (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Karl M Austin.

The Great Dismal Swamp Landscape Study has focused on the lives of Maroons living in the Great Dismal Swamp during the 17th and 18th centuries. In addition, the Great Dismal Swamp was arguably both a destination and channel for the Underground Railroad.  Cultural transformations that took place at the start of the 19th century and the role of the Great Dismal Swamp in the UGRR demonstrate concepts of agency in different relationalities, including personhood, materiality and fields of action. ...


The Material Culture of Maroon Communities in the Early Circum-Caribbean (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jane Landers.

This is an abstract from the "Disentanglement: Reimagining Early Colonial Trajectories in the Americas" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. This paper examines early maroon settlements of the Circum-Caribbean and is based upon original research in a wide assortment of Spanish archives, as well as archaeological investigations of African sites in the Americas. As in Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mose, in Spanish Florida, I find Africans readily adapted...


A Purposeful Unpatterning: A Spatial Approach to Maroon Settlement in Florida (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mary Elizabeth Ibarrola.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "African Diaspora in Florida" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the colonial era, Spanish Florida built a reputation as a refuge for self-liberated people escaping from slavery. However, following the Treaty of Paris, Florida’s governance was in turmoil and the Maroons’ freedom was under constant threat. Florida Maroons were constantly on the move. Consequently, a low density of materials, deficiency of...


Seeing Women in "Male" Spaces: Consumer Choice in Fugitive Slave Villages in 19th-Century Kenya (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lydia Wilson Marshall.

In the Americas, fugitive slave settlements have often been interpreted as predominantly male spaces.  In Kenya, oral and written histories suggest that runaway slave villages were similarly male-heavy.  These histories make clear, however, that formerly enslaved women were also present.  This paper uses archaeological data and a consumer choice model to tease out female voices.  Runaways continued to suffer disenfranchisement in freedom.  Yet, archaeological data suggest they were also...