Archaeology and Slavery

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Abstract

Archaeology provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of slavery that combines analyses of archaeological findings with careful readings of traditional primary sources of historiography. Excavations of sites where enslaved people once lived and worked yield residue of things produced, consumed, and discarded by the former occupants of these sites. This article discusses plantation spatial organization and the built environment of slavery; slave consumption, production, and exchange; religious expressions; slave resistance; and future directions in the archaeology of slavery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191743979
ISBN (Print)9780199227990
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Archaeological study
  • Plantation spatial organization
  • Religious expression
  • Resistance
  • Slavery
  • Slaves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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