Modeling Intra-site Spatial Structure Helps Identify Inequality Among Enslaved Households at Monticello Plantation.
Author(s): Fraser Neiman
This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
For decades archaeologists studying households occupied by enslaved people in North America and the Caribbean have attempted to identify swept yards using archaeological evidence. This paper builds on this work. I offer a model of how yard maintenance predicts spatial covariation between artifact density and size. I also offer a R-based workflow, available on Github, for identifying density-size covariation in archaeological data. I use the workflow to measure previously unsuspected variation among households within the same settlement in levels of yard maintenance and link that variation to inequality among them.
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Modeling Intra-site Spatial Structure Helps Identify Inequality Among Enslaved Households at Monticello Plantation.. Fraser Neiman. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457236)
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