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The Life Cycle of a Slave Cabin: Results of the 2014 and 2015 University of Florida Historical Archaeological Field Schools at Bulow Plantation, Flagler County, Florida

Author(s): Mary Elizabeth Ibarrola

Year: 2016

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Summary

Bulow Plantation (8FL7) in Flagler County, Florida, occupied for only fourteen years, provides a narrow window into the life of enslaved African Americans living and working on an East Florida sugar plantation.  In the 2014 and 2015 field seasons, the University of Florida conducted excavations focusing on a single domestic slave cabin and the surrounding yard.  Results from these excavations will be presented with a particular focus on the life cycle of the cabin, from its construction in 1821 to its destruction by fire in 1836.  The application of these results to visitor experiences at the site will also be discussed. 


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The Life Cycle of a Slave Cabin: Results of the 2014 and 2015 University of Florida Historical Archaeological Field Schools at Bulow Plantation, Flagler County, Florida. Mary Elizabeth Ibarrola. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434802)


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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 905

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