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Plantation Environments and Economics: Household Food Practices at Morne Patate

Author(s): Sarah Oas

Year: 2017

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The dynamics of household economies provide an important window into processes of social, economic, and environmental change in plantation settings. This paper examines household food production and consumption activities and the use of local landscapes at Morne Patate to better understand the relationships between daily life, landscape use, and the broader political economic changes that influenced plantation life on Dominica over several generations of occupation. I present the results of ongoing archaeological research, particularly of botanical remains, that are associated with a variety of food related activities in households, gardens, and provisioning grounds used from the late 17th through mid-19th centuries at Morne Patate.


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Plantation Environments and Economics: Household Food Practices at Morne Patate. Sarah Oas. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431071)


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Caribbean


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min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 14640

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