Marked on the Landscape: The African American Experience at Clover Bottom Plantation
Author(s): Noel Harris
This paper presents a study of Clover Bottom’s extant outbuildings and historic dwellings in relation to excavated artifact concentrations and architectural features in order to expand our understanding of the plantation landscape from the perspective of its African American majority. Vernacular architectural research presents clues to dates of construction and shifting building functions over time. Informed by primary descriptions of the property, the study of spatial relationships and lines of sight among standing outbuildings and archaeological evidence may reveal activity areas and communal gathering spaces within the plantation’s landscape which reflect opportunities for surveillance or privacy, leisure, and community resistance to slaveholders and overseers.
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Marked on the Landscape: The African American Experience at Clover Bottom Plantation. Noel Harris. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434928)
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