DIGITAL: Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

New Digital Project - Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, directed by Jillian E. Galle: "The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery is a Web-based initiative designed to foster inter-site, comparative archaeological research on slavery throughout the Chesapeake, the Carolinas, and the Caribbean. Our goal is to help scholars from different disciplines use archaeological evidence … Continue reading DIGITAL: Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

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

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

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

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 September 2008 African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter is Up