Archaeological Survey of Colonial Dominica

Author(s): Mark Hauser

Year: 2017


The Archaeological Survey of Colonial Dominica centered household production, provisioning, and consumption in the relationship between colonies and metropoles. This paper introduces this session, which develops an approach that considers the political economy of colonial empires at the human scale. As a site of imperial contention between Britain and France, Dominica’s material record can help examine the similarities and differences in how land, labor and commerce was imagined in the homeland and practiced on the frontier. Because slaves were not only producers of export goods but consumers of manufactured items, it is possible to examine the ways in which household consumption was regulated by functional demands, competition or social solidarity.

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Archaeological Survey of Colonial Dominica. Mark Hauser. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431076)


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17012