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The Cultural Landscape at Mount Plantation, Barbados: preliminary findings and future directions

Author(s): Jonathan Finch ; Douglas Armstrong

Year: 2013

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Summary

As part of a wider project in Barbados and the UK, archival research, fieldwalking, and remote sensing have been carried out at Mount Plantation, Barbados. It was selected on its potential for two related research directions.  First, to yield data related to the 17C transition to a sugar economy.  Second, a  study of created and transformed landscapes owned by the Lascelles family in Barbados and Yorkshire (UK).  The archaeological investigation of Mount has the potential to yield significant material and landscape data relating to world changing economic and social structures related to the dramatic early 17th century escalation of slavery and agro-industrial production in the British Caribbean.  The site also provides an example of shifts through time in plantation organization and labor through the 18th and early 19th centuries.  


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The Cultural Landscape at Mount Plantation, Barbados: preliminary findings and future directions. Jonathan Finch, Douglas Armstrong. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428282)


Keywords

Temporal Keywords
HIstorical, 17C-19C


Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 399

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