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Temple Students Help Unearth New Jersey’s Early African-American History

Temple University Students Participate in Archaeological Dig of Pre-Civil War African-American Settlement in New Jersey Archaeology students at Temple University in Philadelphia have been at work at the site of Timbuctoo, an African-American settlement in Burlington County, New Jersey, that dates back to the 1820s. The students have unearthed several brick structures that were built … Continue reading

Gail Swanson / Kari Lentz / Kelley Deetz / Megan E. Springate

Lentz, Springate, Deetz and Swanson on Slavery, Memory and the Material of African-American History

The following articles appear in June 2010 issue of the African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter: Obscuring the Inequalities of Slavery: Identifying Differential Access to Ceramics at Monticello by Kari Lentz The Sexton’s House Has a Ritual Concealment: Late 19th-Century Negotiations of Double Consciousness at a Black Family Home in Sussex County, New Jersey by Megan E. … Continue reading

J. Cameron Monroe

Archaeology course unlocks “silent history” of the slave trade in West Africa

(via ArchaeoBlog via UCSC News): Taught by assistant professor of anthropology J. Cameron Monroe, the class opened a door that led Baker-Rabe to West Africa, where she spent seven weeks this past summer as part of UCSC’s first undergraduate archaeological expedition to Benin. Under Monroe’s leadership, Baker-Rabe and seven other undergraduates spent nearly two months unearthing … Continue reading

Alison Games / B. R. Fortenberry / Christopher C. Fennell / Christopher Espenshade / Donald R. Wright / Douglas Egerton / E. Kofi Agorsah / James G. Gibb / Jane Eva Baxter / Jane G. Landers / John D. Burton / John K. Thornton / John Ringquist / John Roby / Kris Lane / Linda Heywood / Marty Wild / Thomas Butler / Vanessa E. Jones / Zacharys Anger Gundu

September 2008 African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter is Up

From the site: In September’s newsletter, we feature: articles and essays by E. Kofi Agorsah, Thomas Butler, Jane Eva Baxter, John D. Burton, John Ringquist, Marty Wild, and Zacharys Anger Gundu; a compiled list of recent dissertations in African diaspora archaeology and history; news reports and announcements; and book reviews by James G. Gibb, Christopher … Continue reading