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National Parks Service and the Slave Wrecks Project

Author(s): Meredith Hardy

Year: 2017

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Summary

The National Park Service, as a partner in the Slave Wrecks Project, has begun a community archeology program at the site of the slave residences at the Danish West India and Guinea Company, St. Croix, in anticipation of the 100thanniversary of the transfer of the Virgin Islands to the United States. This program is part of multi-year effort combining underwater and terrestrial archeology with public engagement activities including educational and training programs, museum exhibits, professional internships, and archival research. This paper will highlight the efforts for the 2016 field season at Christiansted National Historic Site, to identify archeological components pertaining to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade during the Danish colonial period on St. Croix, Virgin Islands.


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National Parks Service and the Slave Wrecks Project. Meredith Hardy. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435540)


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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): 705

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