Slave Ships: Identifying Them in the Archaeological Record and Understanding Their Unique Characteristics
Author(s): Jessica Glickman
This paper briefly examines the structure and construction of the slave ships in the United States and England and looks at how slave ships are different in structure and function from other merchant vessels. By examining them as special purpose ships, trends in structure and construction become apparent and prove to be unique to slave ships. The material culture found in the archaeological record that could identify a ship as having participated in the slave trade will also be examined. The hypothesis being that using all the evidence available related to the ships themselves, new tools and models can be developed to help identify ships that participated in the slave trade in the underwater archaeological record.
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Slave Ships: Identifying Them in the Archaeological Record and Understanding Their Unique Characteristics. Jessica Glickman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434189)
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