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African Americans, Resistance, and the Spiritual Alteration of the Physical Environment on the Levi Jordan Plantation, Brazoria County, Tx (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Tara Ruttley. Cynthia Ericson. Kenneth Brown.

In 1986, the University of Houston began conducting archaeological excavations at the Levi-Jordan Plantation in Brazoria County, Tx in an effort to recover contextual material that would reveal information about the enslaved community, sharecroppers, and tenants who lived at the plantation. Established in 1848, the plantation was home to nearly 150 slaves at its pre-civil war peak, and was a major producer of both sugar and cotton. Early excavations of the curer’s cabin and church revealed...


The African-Caribbean Landscape of Wallblake Estate, Anguilla (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Paul Farnsworth.

Historical archaeologists have explored the plantation landscapes of the Caribbean for more than 50 years, and there have been archaeological excavations at historical sites on every major island. However, there are still islands where there have not been any previous excavations at historic sites, including plantations. Anguilla was one such island until June 2017 when archaeological survey and excavations began at the Wallblake Estate to understand the plantation landscape and the major...


"All the Usual Improvements": Rediscovering the Plantation Landscape at James Monroe’s Highland (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Kyle W. Edwards.

Unlike other Presidential plantations, archaeological research at Highland has been relatively limited. This, combined with a complex occupational history and sparse documentary records, has provided little evidence of the plantation landscape constructed by Monroe in 1799 or clues to how that landscape was reshaped by subsequent owners. However, spurred by the recent discovery of the original plantation house, ongoing archaeological survey is providing new insights into landscape organization...


American Slave: a Composite Autobiography Vol. 8-11: Arkansas Narratives (1972)

Citation DOCUMENT George P. Rawick.

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An Analysis of the Slave Village site at St. Nicholas Abbey (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Camille L. Chambers. Frederick Smith.

Established in the 1600s, St. Nicholas Abbey is a sugar plantation that has been preserved as a historical site in Barbados. In 2007, excavations led by Dr. Fredrick Smith revealed the location of a slave village. Excavations from the 2014 summer field season were conducted to establish the physical and temporal boundaries of the site. Artifacts from both the 2007 and 2014 excavations were cataloged into the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS). The DAACS cataloging of...


Ancestry and Heritage at a South Carolina Rice Plantation (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Kalina Kassadjikova. Kelly Harkins. Lars Fehren-Schmitz.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Georgetown County in South Carolina housed some of the largest slave plantations and rice agriculture in the New World. Today, the descendants of these enslaved laborers form the Gullah Geechee community and comprise a distinct African-derived creolized cultural praxis. This study concerns itself with the long-term trajectory of biological and cultural change experienced by the individuals living in the South Carolina Lowcountry. First, ancient DNA extraction...


Archaeological Evidence for Subsistence and Diet On Coastal Plantations (1985)

Citation DOCUMENT Elizabeth J. Reitz. Ted A. Rathbun.

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Archaeological Evidence for Subsistence On Coastal Plantations: in the Archaeology of Slavery and Plantation Life (1985)

Citation DOCUMENT Elizabeth J. Reitz. Tyson Gibbs. Ted A. Rathbun.

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Archaeological Excavations in Monticello's First Kitchen (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Crystal L. Ptacek. Beatrix Arendt. Craig Kelley. Lauren Gryctko.

In 1808, enslaved African American laborers at Monticello dumped about 1,000 cubic feet of dirt to raise the floor to convert the Kitchen into a Wash House in preparation for Thomas Jefferson's retirement years. For the previous forty years, this Kitchen had been the space in which fine cuisine was prepared for Jefferson, his family, and guests. Archaeologists recently excavated nearly a third of this deposit, reidentifying the stew stoves, the original brick floor, and fireplace. Analysis of...


Archaeological Investigations of the Magnolia Plantation Slave Quarters, Natchitoches, Louisiana (1991)

Citation DOCUMENT Thurston H. G. III Hahn. Tom Wells.

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Archaeological Recognition of the Squad System On Postbellum Cotton Plantations (1986)

Citation DOCUMENT Charles E. Orser, Jr..

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Archaeological Studies of the Plantation System (1985)

Citation DOCUMENT Theresa A. Singleton.

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Archaeological Study of the Magnolia Mound Plantation House (1980)

Citation DOCUMENT Sheri Dixon Lane.

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Archaeological Testing of 44Pw18, the Ben Lomond Manor Slave Quarters, Prince William County, Virginia (1979)

Citation DOCUMENT Terry H. Klein.

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Archaeologies of the After-lives of Slavery (Discussant Comments) (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Theresa Singleton.

Discussion of the themes raised in the  papers presented in this session.


Archaeology and Interpretation at The Hermitage (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Marsha A. Mullin.

Archaeology has contributed to interpretation at The Hermitage in a variety of ways but two benefits particularly stand out: First, by increasing our knowledge about Andrew Jackson’s enslaved workers and their built environment, topics with very few written records.  This has allowed us to interpret a large part of the historic site and more aspects of the plantation where previously, the Hermitage mansion dominated the interpretation program.  Secondly, the archaeology program gave us the tools...


Archaeology and Public Memory at the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Site (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Matthew R. Laird.

The discovery and excavation of the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Site (44HE1053) in Richmond, Virginia, between 2006 and 2009 garnered more media and public attention than any other archaeological project in the city’s history.   Spearheaded by the Richmond City Council’s Slave Trail Commission, the investigations revealed the remarkably well-preserved remains of the slave-trading complex operated by Robert Lumpkin from the 1840s through the fall of Richmond in 1865, and which later served as the site...


The Archaeology of Enslaved Labor: Identifying Work and Domestic Spaces in the South Yard (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Terry Brock.

While the domestic lives of enslaved families and communities are a critical element of understanding enslaved life, the majority of each day was spent carrying out work for their masters. Recent excavations at Montpelier have begun to examine structures related to the work of James Madison's domestic slaves. These excavations include work on the extant kitchen and two smokehouses, buildings clearly designed for the support of the Montpelier Mansion. However, the proximity of these structures to...


An Archaeology of Inventories: An 18th Century Jesuit Winery and Distillery in Nasca, Peru (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Brendan J. M. Weaver.

Estate inventories offer archaeologists a synchronic assemblage of material culture including the built environment, and an opportunity to understand how aspects of such an assemblage relate to one another and the landscape from the perspective of the assessor. Two such inventories exist for the Hacienda La Ventilla, an annex of the Hacienda San Joseph de La Nasca owned by the Cuzco Jesuits. The first dates to the sale of La Ventilla by a lay proprietor in 1706 and lists the structures,...


Archaeology of Pierre Metoyer’s 18th-Century French Colonial Plantation Site, Natchitoches, Louisiana (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Clete Rooney. David Morgan. Kevin C. MacDonald.

This paper discusses recent findings and interpretations at the 18th century plantation of Pierre Metoyer, a prominent resident of French colonial Louisiana. Metoyer is historically best known for his relationship with Marie-Thérèse Coincoin, a freed slave of African descent living in the Natchitoches area in the 1700s and one of the most important founding ancestors of the regional Creole community. Since 2011 the National Park Service’s Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) has been assisting...


The Archaeology of slavery and plantation life (1985)

Citation DOCUMENT Theresa A. Singleton.

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The archaeology of Slavery in Southern Brazil in Global Perspective (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Lucio Menezes Ferreira.

Slavery in southern Brazilian plantations was a late colonial development, and  was the result of the expansion of industrial relations in Europe and the expansion of capitalism worldwide. On the other hand, social relations in plantations were not only capitalist and linked to the market, but were the result of patriarchal society. The archaeological study of jerked beef plantations has helped to reveal all of these features, as the material culture of the sites is both imported and linked to a...


Archdale Hall: Investigations of a Low Country Plantation (1985)

Citation DOCUMENT Martha Zierden. Jeanne Calhoun. Debi Hacker-Norton.

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Archeological and Historical Investigations at the Richard Carter Site (41Bz74) (1983)

Citation DOCUMENT Shawn Bonath Carlson.

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Archeological Survey of the Welsh Power Plant (1974)

Citation DOCUMENT Maynard Cliff. Others.

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