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Objects past, objects present: materials, resistance and memory from the Le Morne Old Cemetery, Mauritius.

Author(s): Krish Seetah

Year: 2015

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Summary

This presentation centres on two distinct material assemblages, both representing resistance, but in markedly different ways and at different times. It also introduces a new regional comparative of African religious syncretism, longanis, a belief system that developed within slave communities, and offers both insightful similarities to Atlantic counterparts, as well a unique features in its own right. The article, undertaking a first such appraisal for the Indian Ocean, applies an archaeological viewpoint to African burial and African belief practice, to both ancient and modern assemblages, in order to better assess the role that materials have played in serving as proxies for African toolkits and memory.

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Objects past, objects present: materials, resistance and memory from the Le Morne Old Cemetery, Mauritius.. Krish Seetah. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397132)


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Geographic Keywords
AFRICA


Spatial Coverage

min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America