Historic Kormantse in the Formation of the African Diaspora in the Americas: Migration Routes
Author(s): Emmanuel Agorsah
The impact of "Kormantse" as a cultural entity on the interpretations of the formation and transformations of the African Diaspora remains a major challenge among academics as many questions about the origins, migration episodes of populations, events and the process(es) involved remain unanswered. While bio-anthropologists explore DNA evidence, using various techniques of sequencing for possibly identifying common African ancestral connections or relationships, the need to review various routes and sources of the migrations, as well as the associated historical circumstances and places continue to be very critical. This presentation examines selected maps and other related documentation for speculating about the possible origins or combination of origins and routes that may have triggered off or played various roles in the processes of the creation of what we often consider today as "Kormantse in the African Diaspora." Maps of selected slave trade and migration routes are reviewed against the backdrop of selected recent speculations and interpretations of "Kormantse" in the history and culture of the African Diaspora.
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Historic Kormantse in the Formation of the African Diaspora in the Americas: Migration Routes. Emmanuel Agorsah. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445312)
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