Exploring the Material Culture of the 19th Century Slave Trade in Coastal Guinea
Author(s): Kelly Goldberg
As the British Navy patrolled the West African coast in an effort to enforce the cessation of the Atlantic Slave Trade beginning in the early nineteenth century, several American and European traders shifted their focus a slightly inland, establishing trading sites on the more visibly protected tidal branches of the Rio Pongo of coastal Guinea. This paper explores the material culture used and maintained by one of these establishments at the site of Gambia, considering how material consumption is affected by the political and social ramifications of the continuation of the slave trade in such secluded areas.
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Exploring the Material Culture of the 19th Century Slave Trade in Coastal Guinea. Kelly Goldberg. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 442591)
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min long: -18.721; min lat: -35.174 ; max long: 61.699; max lat: 27.059 ;
Abstract Id(s): 21997