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Mapping the Archaeology of Slavery in the Hudson River Valley

Author(s): michael lucas ; Kristin O'Connell ; Susan Winchell-Sweeney

Year: 2016

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Recent archaeological research is producing an ever expanding literature on the material conditions of slavery in the north, particularly as it existed in New York City and Long Island. As a result, archaeologists and historians now recognize that the built environment of slavery assumed many forms in the northeast, including plantations. Yet, a rigorous archaeological scholarship in the upper Hudson valley is lagging. Archaeologists at the New York State Museum began a project in 2015 entitled the Archaeology of Slavery in the Hudson River Valley to address this disparity. The project has the broad goal of exploring the material evidence of slavery as it existed along the Hudson River from New York to Albany during the seventeenth through early nineteenth centuries. This poster presents an introduction to the project and preliminary spatial data on slavery in the vicinity of Albany.


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Mapping the Archaeology of Slavery in the Hudson River Valley. michael lucas, Kristin O'Connell, Susan Winchell-Sweeney. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434846)


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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): 421

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