Refined earthenware ceramics among enslaved Afro-Andeans at the post-Jesuit haciendas of San Joseph and San Xavier in Nasca, Peru
Author(s): Brendan J. M. Weaver
In excavated contexts at the vinicultural haciendas of San Joseph and San Francisco Xavier de la Nasca, refined earthenwares of British manufacture first begin to appear in post-1767 strata. This period marks the Jesuit expulsion and the expropriation of the estates by the Spanish Crown. Administrators for the Crown likely found it difficult to replicate the material conditions on the haciendas under their Jesuit predecessors and turned to other exchange networks for provisioning the newly appropriated Crown estates. Although technically contraband in the late 18th-century Spanish Empire, British refined earthenwares replaced the supply of fine majolica tablewares, which had been provided to the enslaved laborers at both estates by the former Jesuit administration. After Peruvian independence and the transmittal of the estates into private hands, the increasing presence of diverse refined earthenware ceramics indexes transformations in the political economy of the estates, as well as the markets which supplied them.
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Refined earthenware ceramics among enslaved Afro-Andeans at the post-Jesuit haciendas of San Joseph and San Xavier in Nasca, Peru. Brendan J. M. Weaver. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435206)
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