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Cultural Continuity of Enslaved Peoples Foodways on James Island

Author(s): Alexis Morris

Year: 2013

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            This poster explores the effects of colonial influence on the diet of enslaved Africans through a study of James Fort in The Gambia. The research emphasizes the historical material in the collection as opposed to Eurocentric accounts. Analysis of the fauna at James Fort indicates that enslaved populations on the island were able to sustain their culture despite the introduction of European foodways. Methodologies included in this analysis of fauna through observing the frequency, type, and location of bone modification. The present research seeks to reveal whether cultural continuity can be assessed within the enslaved population on the fort encountering European contact through foodways.


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Cultural Continuity of Enslaved Peoples Foodways on James Island. Alexis Morris. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428575)


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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): 580

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