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"Africa" in Connecticut (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Croucher.

In this paper I discuss how archaeological interpretations of nineteenth century free black communities can be strengthened when Africa as a discursive concept is included alongside our analyses of race. In the southern U.S. historical archaeologists have long been attuned to the tangible material presence of enslaved Africans and their descendants. I address the question of "Africa" in relation to nineteenth century free communities of color in Connecticut, arguing that the discursive nature of...

After the Flood Waters Recede: Memory, Abandonment, and Heritage on the Northeast Coast of Honduras (2023)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nicole M Smith.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2023 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The increasing effects of global warming have dire consequences on countries like Honduras where climatic events such as super hurricanes are rapidly displacing people while simultaneously intensifying poverty and food insecurity in one of the poorest and most violent nations in the western hemisphere. In recent years, this has led to a rise in people making the brutal journey north to...

The Archaeology of Racial Hatred: Springfield, Illinois (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Floyd R. Mansberger. Christopher L. Stratton.

This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. On August 14, 1908, racial tensions ignited over allegations of the rape of a white woman by a black man. After being thwarted in their attempt to take justice into their own hands, a crowd erupted into violence resulting in two days of rioting, and the lynching of two black men. Incensed by the fact that this event had taken place in the hometown of the Great Emancipator Abraham Lincoln,...

Archeology and Race In the American Indian (1952)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Georg K. Neumann.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.

At the Crossroads: Intersections of Colonization (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dawn M. Rutecki.

Intersectionality arose as a strategy for understanding the ways oppression operates simultaneously on multiple aspects of a person’s identity.  As such, it provides a key framework for understanding how gender, race, and religion affected interactions between Europeans and indigenous communities from contact through today.  The missionaries of New Spain, as well as later explorers of the Louisiana Territory, proscribed gendered expectations on indigenous peoples that fundamentally altered their...

Beyond the Mansion: How the Archaeology Program at a Plantation Museum Changed so Many Lives (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Whitney Battle-Baptiste.

Between 1988 and 2009, the Hermitage Archaeology Program trained students of archaeology, anthropology, history, and education. Summer after summer, as the excavation units were laid, the wheelbarrows lined up, the shovels and trowels counted and distributed, we were always excited about what was to come. I learned about who I was as an archaeologist, as a scholar of slavery and the African Diaspora, and a Black Feminist Archaeologist. This short reflection paper is to share some thoughts and...

The Biopolitics of Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, and Settler Colonial Whiteness on Lingít Aaní (WGF - Dissertation Fieldwork Grant) (2021)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Adam Kersch.

This resource is an application for the Dissertation Fieldwork Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. This research project examines transformations in the relationship between race and biopolitics in Sitka, Alaska, focusing on infectious disease outbreaks over the past 200 years. Specifically, I interrogate the intersection of whiteness and infectious disease and suggest that the politicized concept of whiteness has shifted dramatically. I hypothesize that: 1) over the course of Russian and...

Black Bodies Matter: Violence Against Black Women Across the Life Course (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Aja M. Lans.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Archaeology of Urban Dissonance: Violence, Friction, and Change" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Beginning with the recent movements #BlackLivesMatter and #SayHerName, I consider how bioarchaeology can be used to reveal the long history of violence against black women in the United States. I do so by studying the skeletal and archival remains of 79 black women who were dissected in New York City during the...

Black Toys, White Children: The Socialization of Children into Race and Racism, 1865-1940. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher P. Barton.

Race and racism are learned. While there has existed a myriad of social practices that have been used to socialize individuals into ideologies of race, this paper details the use of material culture directed at children, that is automata, costumes, games and toys. This paper focuses on material culture from the 1860s-1940s depicting Africans/African Americans. These objects produced, advertised and purchased by adults from children’s play served three purposes; 1) to cultivate ideologies of race...

Boston Latin School: A Look At Ethnic And Engendered Spaces (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kathleen von Jena.

Boston Latin School: A Look at Ethnic and Engendered Spaces Kathleen von Jena, Boston Landmarks Commission   During the summer of 2015 the Boston City Archaeology Program conducted excavations on the site of the original Boston Latin School and neighboring Schoolmasters house dating to 1635-1748. Boston Latin was the first purpose-built free school in America where Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams and John Hancock attended. Public Archaeology conducted at this site provided an...

Caring Forthe Future With Archaeology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher Matthews.

Historical archaeology is a useful method for discovering silenced and hidden pasts that force reconsideration of how the present came to be and at what and who’s expense. This impulse regularly generates deeper appreciations for the power of the past in and over the present. Yet, archaeologists less often move their results forward to engage with the futures that contemporary people, such as descendant and local communities, can make with new archaeological knowledge. This is surprising since a...

Communities in Conflict: Racialized Violence During Gradual Emancipation on Long Island (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meg Gorsline.

From New Amsterdam to Seneca Village, Diana diZerega Wall has examined the often-conflicting interactions of communities living in close relation.  In the early nineteenth century, the nearly 30-year process of Gradual Emancipation slowly dismantled the system of slavery in New York State, but it also created the conditions for the perpetuation of inequality among closely intertwined peoples: the black and white inhabitants of eastern Long Island. Inspired by Wall’s ability to uncover the...

Community Archaeology, Essentializing Identity, and Racializing the Past (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bradley D Phillippi. Eiryn Sheades.

As anthropologically guided archaeologists, we like to think we are beyond searching for romanticized images of "Natives," "Africans," or any essentialized "other," but despite our best efforts, we still fall victim to its simplicity. Collaborating with descendent communities broadens our perspective, but their perceptions of the past and their ancestors can further complicate the dilemma. This paper explores two mixed-heritage communities in Setauket and Amityville, both on Long Island, New...

Constructing A Community Of Color: A Spatial Analysis Of New Guinea On Nantucket (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jared P Muehlbauer.

In 1827, the community of New Guinea on Nantucket, MA opened the doors of the African Meeting House.  The African Meeting House’s construction was a milestone event in the establishment of this thriving community of color.  People of African and Native ancestry on Nantucket coupled this with buying property, building homes, starting businesses, and founding institutions to create a space that allowed them refuge from daily experiences of racism, and facilitated community resistance. By examining...

A Creole Synthesis: An Archaeology of the Mixed Heritage Silas Tobias Site in Setauket, New York (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher N. Matthews.

Research on the Silas Tobias site in Setauket, New York has identified a small 19th century homestead with a well-preserved and stratified archaeological context. Documentation of the site establishes that the site was occupied from at least 1823 until about 1900. Based on documentary evidence, the Tobias family is considered African American, though the mixed Native American and African American heritage of the descendant community is also well-known. Excavations in 2015 exposed both...

A Dream Deported: Race, Crime, and Deportation in Transnational Haiti (WGF - Post PhD Research Grant) (2019)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Uploaded by: Rachel Fernandez

This resource is an application for the Post PhD Research Grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation. Since 2011, the United States has classified an increasing number of migrants as 'criminal aliens' for the purposes of deportation. Recent studies have illustrated this policy's social toll: chronic insecurity among migrants, suffering among families torn apart, and alienation among those sent to an unfamiliar 'homeland' and as 'criminals' (e.g., Boehm 2016;Coutin 2016;Golash-Boza 2015;Khosravi...

The Embodiment of Identity: an Archaeological Perspective on Race and Self-Representation in18th -century Virginia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only J. Hope Smith.

Institutionalized slavery helped to create the concept of race in the American mind and forced people into new social categories based on superficial bodily characteristics. These new social categories resulted in the formation of identities that were continuously negotiated, reinforced or challenged through daily bodily practices of self-presentation that included ways of dress, adornment and physical action. Because slavery was defined on the body, an embodiment approach to plantation...

Empowering Social Justice And Equality By Making Minority Sites And Intersecting Power Dynamics Visible (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Suzanne Spencer-Wood.

Feminist critical intersectional theory emancipates constructions of the past from the symbolic violence of minority group exclusion perpetrated by historical narratives and archaeologies focused on the dominant social group of elite white men. Social justice and equality are empowered by historical markers, districts, heritage trails, statues, conferences, and K-college lesson plans that bring to light historic sites, experiences, and voices of minorities and women who were lost to history....

Encapsulating Diversity in 19thCentury Los Angeles: An Archaeological Analysis of the Los Angeles/ Depot Hotel (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lena G. Jaurequi.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "California: Post-1850s Consumption and Use Patterns in Negotiated Spaces" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. In 2001, the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) purchased the territory of what is now the Los Angeles State Historic Park located in downtown Los Angeles. The land has a diverse and complex history, intertwined with Gabrieliño Tongva, Spanish, Mexican and American ownership. Amongst...

An Ethno-Atlas (1956)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert F. Spencer.

This resource is a citation record only, the Center for Digital Antiquity does not have a copy of this document. The information in this record has been migrated into tDAR from the National Archaeological Database Reports Module (NADB-R) and updated. Most NADB-R records consist of a document citation and other metadata but do not have the documents themselves uploaded. If you have a digital copy of the document and would like to have it curated in tDAR, please contact us at comments@tdar.org.

Everyone Was Black in the Mines: Exploring the Reasons for Relaxed Racial Tensions in Early West Virginia Coal Company Towns. (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Robert DeMuth.

While racial inequality was frequently the norm in many early 20th century communities, several historians have noted that many central Appalachian coal mining ‘company towns’ tended toward more equitable white/black race relations.  The progressive nature of these histories is opposed to our modern stereotypes of the region, and may provide and important outlet for positive narratives of Appalachia.  This paper draws largely on oral histories and documentary evidence to understand the processes...

Examining Racist Policy through Plantation Landscapes at Montpelier (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Terry P. Brock.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Race, Racism, and Montpelier" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. For decades, archaeologists have examined the design and orientation of plantation landscapes to understand the way plantation owners use space to shape and manipulate dynamics of power between enslaved and free people. At Montpelier, archaeological excavations and survey has revealed a great deal of evidence relating to the arrangement of...

Exploring Processes of Racialization in Nineteenth Century Nantucket, Massachusetts (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nedra K. Lee.

As Nantucket, Massachusetts became the center of a global whaling industry in the nineteenth century, the island’s Native American and Black populations formed the mixed-race community of New Guinea.  The Nantucket African Meeting House played a critical role in New Guinea’s adoption of a shared African identity as it became the center of the community’s social and political activities.  Using archaeological materials from the African Meeting House and the neighboring Seneca Boston-Florence...

Free, Black, And Traveling: An Analysis Of The Passports Issued To New Orleans Gens De Couleur Libre, 1818-1831 (2022)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hannah J Francis.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Paper / Report Submission (General Sessions)" , at the 2022 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. September 1, 1818: To the free negresse Maria Lucia 34 years old and 5 feet 4 inches tall leaving on the Schooner of Mr. Laurent for Pensacola. - New Orleans, Office of the Mayor. On September 1, 1818, the New Orleans government recorded Maria Lucia’s passport, the first granted to a free person of color. From 1818-1831, the city...

From Field to Faubourg: Race, Labor, and Craft Economies in Nineteenth-Century Creole New Orleans (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Christopher M. Grant.

The effects of the Haitian Revolution on the city of New Orleans have been the subject of historical inquiry for several decades. Scholars have detailed the political and cultural transformations that were set into motion when some 10,000 refugees arrived in the port city from the Saint-Domingue. While it is acknowledged that they contributed heavily to everyday practices in New Orleans, the extent to which the refugees - and free people of color in particular - actively sought to preserve the...