Maritime Archaeology in West Africa: the Central Region Project in Ghana and Updates on Maritime Research at Elmina
Author(s): Gregory Cook
Syracuse University’s Central Region Project in Ghana began in the late 1990s as an effort to expand Dr. Christopher DeCorse’s research at Elmina Castle and elsewhere by studying the broader trade networks in the region. One of the central goals of examining areas ‘beyond the castle’ was to include sites in the coastal hinterland as well as offshore. This has been successful, with multiple seasons of fieldwork leading to the discovery of new sites and greater understanding of the dynamic trade organization in the area. This presentation will provide an update on the maritime research, involving work conducted by the author as well as Syracuse University colleagues Dr. Andrew Pietruszka and Dr. Rachel Horlings.
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Maritime Archaeology in West Africa: the Central Region Project in Ghana and Updates on Maritime Research at Elmina. Gregory Cook. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436946)
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