Resistance and Intersectionality in Maroon Archaeology

Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Ibarrola

Year: 2017


We define Maroons by their overt resistance; theirs was one of the most extreme forms of anti-slavery opposition in the Americas and for many scholars is representative of the human desire to be free. However, defining Maroons by the act of marronage is isolating and limits attempts to study cultural continuities and ethnogenesis amongst the wider African Diaspora. This paper will look at the potential for, and advantages of, an intersectional maroon archaeology. Through the lens of marronage in Florida, and comparative analysis of three Florida sites - a slave cabin at Bulow Plantation in east-central Florida, an urban slave site at 71 Park Place in St. Augustine, and the Maroon settlement of Peliklikaha in central Florida, all of which date from the late Second Spanish Period - the paper will address the ability of intersectionality to both challenge our understanding of marronage and to build more complex comparisons of Maroon, slave, and free black societies in the colonial world.

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Resistance and Intersectionality in Maroon Archaeology. Mary Elizabeth Ibarrola. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431952)


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min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16514