Contraband (Other Keyword)

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The 1725 Nuestra Señora de Begoña: Ongoing Investigations of a Spanish Merchant Fragata and Cultural Conservation Strategies in La Caleta de Caucedo, Dominican Republic (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew J Maus. Charles D Beeker.

On 21 May 1725 the Spanish merchant vessel Nuestra Señora de Begoña wrecked in La Caleta de Caucedo on the south coast of Hispaniola.  While there was no loss of life, contemporary legal texts pertaining to the sinking event document the complete loss of ship and cargo, ineffective salvage efforts, and the conviction of its captain for contraband silver.  Indiana University has conducted excavations of the shoreward spillage area of the Nuestra Señora de Begoña since 2010.  Preliminary findings...

Cacao and Criollo-ware: Historical Archaeology of Contraband between Curaçao, Bonaire, and Venezuela, 17th–18th Century (2021)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Konrad A. (1,2) Antczak.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Islands of Time (General Sessions)" , at the 2021 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. During the 17th and 18th century, Curaçaoan Sephardim, enslaved Africans, freedpeople, maroons, Amerindians, pardos, and Europeans on Dutch Curaçao and Bonaire and in the Spanish Province of Venezuela created a bustling informal and moral economy centered around prized Venezuelan cacao and vital everyday necessities including simple...

Contraband in Spanish Colonial Ships
DOCUMENT Citation Only Barbara A. Purdy. Eugene Lyon.

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Illicit Trade Networks in Spanish Texas (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Casey Hanson.

This poster presents the results of an investigation of the contraband market and frontier trade networks that existed in Spanish Colonial and Mexican Texas. The archaeological record dating to the late 18th and early 19th centuries in San Antonio is defined by the appearance of English-made goods, predominately refined English earthenwares, illegally imported from New Orleans. This investigation compared artifact collections and documents from the Bexar Archives spanning the Colonial Period...