Slave cemetery or not? An archeothanatological and anthropological approach from Guadaloupe
Most French Caribbean slave cemeteries associated with Atlantic trade have been recognized via archival research. For the others, the isolated location of burials usually indicate the presence of slaves; but in the absence of archives, what are the features which typically inform about the status of the cemetery ?
Over the past few years, we have excavated several cemeteries of the colonial period were in Guadeloupe in the French West Indies. We shall focus on the slave cemetery of Anse Sainte-Marguerite and discuss the status of the other excavated cemeteries. An archeo-anthropological approach will inform our discussion.
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- Historical (Colonial) Archaeology in the French Départements d’Outre Mer. •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2013
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Slave cemetery or not? An archeothanatological and anthropological approach from Guadaloupe. Patrice Courtaud, Thomas ROMON, Olivier Dutour, Sacha Kacki. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428404)
min long: -4.777; min lat: 41.367 ; max long: 9.553; max lat: 51.091 ;