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Introduction to a local ceramic culture: the tableware used in colonial Guadeloupe, French West Indies

Author(s): Myriam Arcangeli

Year: 2013

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In colonial Guadeloupe, tableware was essential to the local ceramic culture. Tableware and beverage services tend to numerically dominate eighteenth-century ceramic assemblages and can shed a unique light on French colonial Creole culture. Although local potteries existed, Guadeloupeans imported the bulk of these vessels from France, and used many of the same faiences as French families. Yet when these French imports did not fit the bill, they also resorted to other strategies to procure the objects they needed. The stylistic and functional analysis of the tableware found at four urban sites in Basse-Terre will help explore these topics.


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Introduction to a local ceramic culture: the tableware used in colonial Guadeloupe, French West Indies. Myriam Arcangeli. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428396)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 234

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