A Global Exchange: NPS Collaborations with the Slave Wrecks Project in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mozambique

Author(s): Jessica Keller

Year: 2018

Summary

For the past few years, the National Park Service has been involved with the Slave Wrecks Project, an international multi-agency effort to document sites related to the International Slave Trade. Student and academic representatives from Mozambique and Senegal participated in a workshop, supported by the U.S. State Department, where information, techniques, and perspectives were exchanged during a 10-day project hosted by the NPS at Buck Island National Reef Monument and Christiansted National Historic Site on the island of St. Croix, USVI.  The information and skills exchange continued as members of the NPS Submerged Resources Center traveled to Mozambique for three weeks to assist with the survey and documentation of new underwater sites, while supporting local capacity building and the fostering of public advocacy for these heritage locations.

Cite this Record

A Global Exchange: NPS Collaborations with the Slave Wrecks Project in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mozambique. Jessica Keller. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441855)

Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 625