From Prison to Tourism: Historical Evolution and Population of Presidio de la Princesa.
Author(s): Sofia Feliciano-Centeno
This is an abstract from the "Primary Sources and the Design of Research Projects" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.
Presidio de la Princesa is one of the oldest prisons in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, currently housing the headquarters of the Puerto Rico Tourism Board. This paper presents an analysis of blueprints and historical documents to chronologically delineate changes to the spatial distribution and activity areas while it served as a prison. In addition, I am looking at data collected in the population census of 1910 and 1920 to trace the demographics of prisoners and staff. Drawing from frameworks proposed in archaeology of confinement studies, looking at existing archaeological data from the surrounding areas and incorporating documentary sources it will be possible to propose new research projects.
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From Prison to Tourism: Historical Evolution and Population of Presidio de la Princesa.. Sofia Feliciano-Centeno. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 452067)
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