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Project Archaeology in Florida: Teaching and Understanding Slavery at Kingsley Plantation

Author(s): Sarah Miller ; James Davidson ; Emily Palmer

Year: 2016

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The Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) was established in 2005 and within a year hosted its first Project Archaeology workshop. As a proud sponsor of Project Archaeology in Florida, FPAN staff partnered with the National Park Service and University of Florida to publish the first Investigating Shelter investigation in the southeast. It was also the first in the Investigating Shelter series to feature a National Park site. Investigating a Tabby Slave Cabin teacher guide and student handbook were produced through an internal NPS grant which combined the efforts of Teacher-Ranger-Teachers, Park Service interpreters, FPAN staff, and cooperating archaeologist Dr. James Davidson from University of Florida. By investigating a Kingsley tabby cabin through a series of lessons (geography, history, archaeology, preservation), we hope teachers and students will better understand slavery and the families who occupied the cabins. 

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Project Archaeology in Florida: Teaching and Understanding Slavery at Kingsley Plantation. Sarah Miller, James Davidson, Emily Palmer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434588)


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

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PaperId(s): 298

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America