In the Most Unlikely of Places: Marley R. Brown III, the College of William & Mary, and Foundational Moments in African Diaspora Archaeology
Author(s): Whitney Battle-Baptiste
Through the nineties, there were significant moments in the development of African Diaspora archaeology as a field and as a practice. We were moving our focus from the Main House to the daily lives of captive people and interpreting plantation landscapes differently. We witnessed major archaeological discoveries, such as the African Burial Ground in New York City and the Levi Jordan Plantation in Texas, and it was the beginning of lively debates about the practice of community engagement. These conversations, these debates were ever present in the hallways and offices of the Department of Archaeological Research at Colonial Williamsburg. This paper is a testimony of one person who was present and greatly influenced by those foundational moments, transformational conversations, and the influence of a Director that pushed us to think and move and grow, in what seemed like the most unlikely of places for it to happen.
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In the Most Unlikely of Places: Marley R. Brown III, the College of William & Mary, and Foundational Moments in African Diaspora Archaeology. Whitney Battle-Baptiste. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 433881)
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