Yaughan and Curriboo: A New Look at Two Eighteenth-Century Low Country Plantations
Author(s): Leslie Cooper
A Save America’s Treasures grant allows researchers, for the first time, the ability to examine data from excavations conducted in the 1980s at Yaughan and Curriboo plantations in the South Carolina Low Country. The sites represent some of the most extensively excavated slave quarters at that time in South Carolina. They are unique both in terms of the phenomenal amount of colonoware recovered from them as well as the presence of architectural evidence for a slave quarter building sequence from early trench wall to later post wall construction, previously interpreted as change over time from African to European-influenced design. How might these two aspects be related? We use colonoware data as well as feature artifact data to explore slave consumerism over time and how that relates to architectural change over time.
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Yaughan and Curriboo: A New Look at Two Eighteenth-Century Low Country Plantations. Leslie Cooper. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437434)
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