Cores and Peripheries: Betty’s Hope, A Synergy of Approaches to the Archaeology of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation

Author(s): Georgia Fox

Year: 2015

Summary

The Betty’s Hope Field Project has been ongoing for the last eight years, and comprises two components:  ongoing research and the summer field school.  AS a 300-year-old sugar plantation on Antigua, Betty’s Hope offers a myriad of opportunities to explore plantation life and Caribbean archaeology.   Within the theme of this year’s SHA conference on boundaries and peripheries, the paper will address some of the exciting new developments and directions our research is taking us, and how it relates to Antigua, and the complex networks that played out among consumers and producers in a maritime endeavor that spanned almost three centuries.  The paper will also focus on what we have accomplished to date, some theoretical approaches, and new directions that also include environmental archaeology, cultural heritage tourism, and site preservation issues.   

Cite this Record

Cores and Peripheries: Betty’s Hope, A Synergy of Approaches to the Archaeology of a Caribbean Sugar Plantation. Georgia Fox. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434217)

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Temporal Keywords
1651-1944

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 15