Understanding the African-Caribbean Landscape of the Wallblake Estate, Anguilla.

Author(s): Paul Farnsworth

Year: 2018


Historical archaeologists have explored the plantation landscapes of the Caribbean for more than 50 years, and there have been archaeological excavations at historical sites on every major island.  However, there are still islands where there have not been any previous excavations at historic sites, including plantations.  Anguilla was one such island until June 2017 when archaeological survey and excavations began at the Wallblake Estate to understand the plantation landscape and the major activity areas of the estate.  The research is focused on understanding the development of African-Anguillan culture from its origins in the boom and bust plantation economies of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  The research has identified the site of the African village and excavated materials from it to compare to samples excavated at the still-standing main house and kitchen.  The results of the excavations and interpretations will be presented.  

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Understanding the African-Caribbean Landscape of the Wallblake Estate, Anguilla.. Paul Farnsworth. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441488)

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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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