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diamond African-American Archaeology
       Guides & Bibliographies
       Sites in Northeast Region
       Sites in Mid-Atlantic
       Sites in Southeast and South
       Sites in Midwest
       Sites in West
       Sites in Canada
       Sites in Caribbean and South America

diamond African Archaeology
diamond African History & Cultures
diamond African-American History & Cultures
       Internet Presentations & Institutes
       Heritage Sites & Sources
       Arts & History of Religions
       Guides & Bibliographies

diamond Slavery, Resistance & Abolition
       Internet Presentations & Institutes
       Guides & Bibliographies

diamond African Heritage in Britain
diamond African Heritage in Europe and Asia

This web site is designed to provide convenient access to online presentations and resources concerning the subjects of African-American archaeology, history and cultures, and broader subjects of African diaspora archaeology and heritage. The principal focus is on providing links to online presentations concerning African-American archaeology projects, set out in the first sections below, with links listed alphabetically by state within each regional section. Additional links to online resources and presentations concerning African-American history and culture, African archaeology, African history and cultures, African heritage in Britain, Europe, and Asia, and the subjects of slavery, resistance and abolition are also provided. Bibliographies and research guides to print publications within each subject area are included. Please contact the editor, Chris Fennell, with any additional resource links you would like to see added to this site, or with the title, author, and publication information for any print sources you would like to see added to the bibliographies.

You can also navigate within the African Diaspora Archaeology Network (ADAN) web site by clicking on the subjects on the world map displayed at the top of this page. Articles in the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage (JADAH) are also available online.

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African Atlantic Archaeology: A Programmatic Agenda (A. Ogundiran)
arrow African Influence on the Art of the United States (R. F. Thompson)
arrow Archaeological Recovery of Identity, JADAH (U. Baram)
arrow Archaeology and the Black Experience (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Archaeology at Howard University (F. Bugarin and E. King)
arrow Archaeology and Role of Foodways and Identity (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Archaeology Discussion Group (J. McCarthy, J. Brandon, Moderators)
arrow Archaeology Newsletter, 1994-2000 and Current (ADAN)
arrow Archaeology, Obama, and the Long Civil Rights Movement (C. Matthews)
arrow Archaeology of Race and African American Resistance (C. Matthews)
arrow Archaeology of Slave Diets and the Importance of Taphonomy, JADAH (A. Heinrich)
arrow Art, Archaeology and the Black Experience (Camden Co. Hist'l Soc'y)
arrow Battling the "Slave Cook" Myth through Archaeology (K. Deetz)
arrow Bridging Boundaries within the Discipline (A. Agbe-Davies)
arrow Creating Public Memory and the Nat'l Register (E. Seibert)
arrow Digital Media, Participatory Culture, and Difficult Heritage: Online Remediation
      and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, JADAH (C. Morgan and P. Pallascio)
arrow Don’t Call it a Comeback, We’ve Been Here for Years: Reintroducing
      the African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter (K. Deetz)
arrow Ephemerality of African Diasporic Materiality (D. Palmer)
arrow Excavating the South's African American Food History (A. Yentsch)
arrow First West African Farm Exhibit in the United States (E. Gabay)
arrow Gender and Labor in Three Communities (A. Young)
arrow Gizzard Stones or Gaming Pieces? (C. Goode)
arrow Global Perspective on Plantation Arch'y (C. Kraus-Friedberg and K. Fellows)
arrow Grave Matters: Cemetery Preservation (Chicora Found.)
arrow Historic Black Lives Matter: Archaeology as Activism in the 21st Century (K. Deetz et al.)
arrow The Thread: Reflections on #Blacklivesmatter and 21st Century Racial Dynamics (K. Deetz)
arrow Interpreting Slave Status from Arch'l Remains (J. Handler & F. Lange)
arrow Introductory Statement, JADAH (C. Fennell)
arrow Muslim Identity in the Archaeological Record of American Enslavement (K. Allen)
arrow Memorializing Contested Landscapes, JADAH (T. Odumosu and H. Schroeder)
arrow Not Presentism But Honesty: U.S. Slave Trade (M. Beaudry)
arrow "Old Plantation" Painting: Findings and Observations (J. Handler)
arrow Race & Practice of African-American Archaeology (T. Epperson)
arrow Race Project (American Anth'l Assoc'n)
arrow Toys with Professions: Racialized Black Dolls, 1850-1940, JADAH (A. Martin)
arrow Racialized Black Dolls: Compilations from Catalogs and Advertisements (A. Martin)
arrow Refuge and Support: An Introduction, JADAH (C. Matthews)
arrow Representing the Diaspora in Museums (R. Wilson)
arrow Smoking Pipes, Tobacco, and the Middle Passage (J. Handler)
arrow Teaching the Archaeology of the African Diaspora (T. Scarlett)
arrow Thoughts on Archaeology and Public Responsibility (K. Brown)
arrow Thoughts on Archaeology of African Diasporas (L. McKee)
arrow Thoughts on African American Foodways (E. Scott)
arrow Transporting Personal Items Across the Middle Passage (J. Handler)
arrow Traveling Theory: Mark Leone, Slavery, and Critical Imagination, JADAH (F. Richard)

Resource Guides and Bibliographies

African Traditional Religions (C. Isizoh)
arrow Archaeology and African Diasporas in the New World (U. Illinois)
arrow Archaeology Newsletter, 1994-2000 (partial index and links)
arrow Articles in "Historical Archaeology" Journal
arrow Articles in "International Journal of Historical Archaeology"
arrow Bibliography by Arch'l Archive of Chesapeake Slavery (Jeff. Found.)
arrow Bibliography of African American Foodways (Anacostia Mus.)
arrow Bibliographies of Historical Archaeology (SHA)
arrow CRM Reports Listed in NADB Database (U. Illinois)
arrow CRM Report Lists provided by Archaeologists (U. Illinois)
arrow Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies (Vanderbilt U.)
arrow Archaeology Fieldschools on African Diaspora Subjects, 2008
arrow Archaeology Fieldschools on African Diaspora Subjects, 2009
arrow Archaeology Fieldschools on African Diaspora Subjects, 2010
arrow Archaeology Fieldschools on African Diaspora Subjects, 2011
arrow Archaeology Fieldschools on African Diaspora Subjects, 2012
arrow Graduate Programs in African Diaspora Archaeology
arrow Race Project Bibliography and Resource List (AAA)
arrow Recent Theses and Dissertations on African Diaspora Archaeology (2000-2010)
arrow Sources on African American Sites in Post Civil War Period (U. Illinois)

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Sites in Northeast Region

New Salem, Connecticut (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow African Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts (Boston Globe)
arrow Isaac Royall Plantation, Massachusetts
arrow Parting Ways, Massachusetts, 1995 (U. Virginia)
arrow Parting Ways, Massachusetts, 1996 (U. Virginia)
arrow Parting Ways Revisited: Archaeology at a Nineteenth-Century African-American
      Community in Plymouth, Massachusetts, JADAH (K. Hutchins-Keim)
arrow Rural Capitalism and Racialized Landscapes in
      Nineteenth-century Massachusetts, JADAH (C. Douyard)
arrow Creating Mindful Heritage Narratives: Black Women in Slavery and Freedom, JADAH (E. Sesma)
arrow W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite, Mass.
arrow W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite Archaeology Project (U. Mass.)
arrow Turtle Feasts and the Commensal Politics of Food: Teasing Out the
      Flavors of African-American Foodways in New England, JADAH (D. Landon)
arrow Marshalltown, New Jersey, 2010 Survey and Documentation (J. Sheridan)
arrow Marshalltown, New Jersey, 2012 Historic District National Register Nomination (J. Sheridan)
arrow An Archaeology of Prosperity and Its Meanings in
      Antebellum Communities of Color, JADAH (R. Handsman)
arrow Public Face and Private Life: Identity through Ceramics at the
      Boston-Higginbotham House on Nantucket, JADAH (V. Cacchione)
arrow Antebellum African-American Settlements in S. New Jersey (C. Barton)
arrow Excavations at Timbuctoo, New Jersey (D. Brown)
arrow Collaborative Archaeology at Timbuctoo, New Jersey, JADAH (C. Barton & P. Markert)
arrow Free Black Families in Sussex County, New Jersey (M. Springate)
arrow Ritual Concealment at Cooper-Mann House, Sussex Co., NJ (M. Springate)
arrow African Burial Ground, New York (N.P.S.)
arrow Return to African Burial Ground, New York (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow African Burial Ground: Presentation of the Body, Living and Dead (M. Shia)
arrow Coffin Handles from the African Burial Ground (M. Springate)
arrow Betsey Prince Archaeological Site, Long Island, NY (A. McGovern)
arrow City Hall Excavations, New York (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Craft Enterprise and the Harriet Tubman Home, JADAH (A. Armstrong & D. Armstrong)
arrow A Creole Synthesis: Archaeology of the Culturally Mixed Heritage Silas Tobias
      Site in Setauket, New York, JADAH (C. Matthews)
arrow Cultural Loss in Manhattan, New York (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Lott House site, New York (Brooklyn College)
arrow Lott House site, New York (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Lloyd House Manor, N.Y. (N.Y. Times)
arrow Lloyd House Manor Excavations, N.Y. (J. Coplin and C. Matthews)
arrow Mapping Memories of Freetown: The Meanings of a Native American
      House in a Black Neighborhood, JADAH (A. McGovern & A. Mebane-Cruz)
arrow Prospects and Pitfalls: Comments on Action Research at
      Sites of Mixed Heritage, JADAH (B. Phillippi & E. Sheades)
arrow Reexamining New York City's Colonial African Past (D. Wall)
arrow Seneca Village Archaeological Excavations, 2011 (D. Wall and N. Rothschild)
arrow Sylvester Plantation, New York (U. Mass. Boston)
arrow Weeksville in New York City (N.Y. Times)
arrow Seeing is Believing: Archival Imagery and Counter-Narratives, JADAH (S. Bradwell)
arrow Thaddeus Stevens House, Lancaster, Pa. (Hist. Preserv. Trust)
arrow Exhibit Review, First African Baptist Cemetery, Phila. (P. Jeppson)
arrow Grave Symbolism in First African Baptist Cemetery (J. McCarthy)
arrow Dexter House, Philadelphia (Phila. Inquirer)
arrow Dexter House, Philadelphia (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow G. Washington's House and Slave Quarters, Philadelphia (U.S. Hist. Org.)
arrow Washington's House, Philadelphia (History News Network)
arrow Freedom and Slavery in Making a New Nation (City of Phila.)
arrow Archaeology at the President's House, Philadelphia (P. Jeppson)
arrow Dennis Farm, Susquehanna Co., Pa.
arrow Dennis Farm Land Trust, Susquehanna Co., Pa.
arrow African American Burial Ground, Newport, R.I.

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Sites in Mid-Atlantic

Nineteenth Century Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. (Smithsonian)
arrow Washington: Slaveholding Capital to a Center of Abolitionism, JADAH (M. Jackson)
arrow Adams-Kilty House, Annapolis, Maryland (Wash. Post)
arrow Archaeology in Annapolis and Web-based Outreach
arrow Clay Bundle Uncovered Beneath Annapolis Street (N.Y. Times)
arrow Crystal and Conjuring, Annapolis (L. Jones)
arrow Hoodoo Cache in Annapolis (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Secret Religion of Slaves in Annapolis (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Updates on Archaeology in Annapolis (Mark Leone, et al.)
arrow Early Artifact of African Worship Uncovered in Annapolis (Mark Leone)
arrow Center for Heritage Resource Studies (U. Maryland)
arrow Agriculture and Slavery in Prince George's County, Md. (C. Sperling)
arrow Archaeology at L'Hermitage Plantation, Monocacy, Md. (NPS)
arrow Sukeek's Cabin, Calvert Co., Maryland (JPPM)
arrow Wye House Archaeology, Maryland (M. Cochran, L. Kraus, M. Leone)
arrow Wye House Plantation, Maryland (N.Y. Times)
arrow Wye House: Hidden African Side to Greenhouse Building (M. Leone)
arrow Alexandria, Virginia (City of Alex.)
arrow Cemeteries of Albemarle and Amherst, Virginia (L. Rainville)
arrow Cemeteries of Amherst, Virginia (L. Rainville)
arrow Archaeology and the Appalachian Trail, Virginia (J. Barnes)
arrow Demory Farmstead Site, Virginia (U. Virginia)
arrow Jackson Ward, Richmond, Virginia (NPS)
arrow Jamestown's 17th Century Enslaved Laborers (Wash. Post)
arrow Sam Goode Cemetery, Mecklenburg, Virginia (J. Joseph et al.)
arrow Monticello, Virginia (Jefferson Found.)
arrow Differential Access to Ceramics at Monticello (K. Lentz)
arrow Home Farm Quarter Site, Monticello, Virginia (S. Bon-Harper)
arrow Matriarch of Mulberry Row, Monticello (Archaeology Mag.)
arrow Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (Jefferson Found.)
arrow Gilmore Farm Site, Montpelier, Virginia (M. Reeves)
arrow 2004-2005 Research Updates, Montpelier, Va. (M. Reeves)
arrow Early 19th Century Enslaved Landscapes, Montpelier, Va. (M. Reeves)
arrow Contextualizing Canines, a Dog Burial, and Enslaved Life
      on a Virginia Plantation, JADAH (M. Greer)
arrow Mount Vernon, Virginia (Mount Vernon Found.)
arrow North Bend Plantation, Virginia (K. Deetz)
arrow Poplar Forest, Virginia (Jeff. Pop. Forest Corp.)
arrow Ravenscroft Neighborhood, Williamsburg, Virginia (Y. Edwards Ingram)
arrow Richmond’s Archaeology of the African Diaspora:
      Unseen Knowledge, Untapped Potential (E. Chapman)
arrow The Significance of Richmond's Shockoe Bottom:
      Why It's the Wrong Place for a Baseball Stadium (A. Edwards and P. Wilayto)
arrow Slavery & Consumerism, Jeff. Poplar Forest, Va. (B. Heath)
arrow Slavery & Consumerism, Shenandoah, Va. (N. Sorrells & S. Simmons)
arrow Stratford Hall Plantation, Virginia (R.E. Lee Mem'l Ass'n)
arrow Stratford Hall Plantation, Virginia (D. Sanford)
arrow Quarterpath Road Site, Williamsburg, Virginia (Y. Edwards-Ingram)
arrow Glenwood Estate, W.V. (Marshall U.)

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Sites in Southeast and South

Africatown, Ala., and Survivors of the Slave Ship Clotilda (R. Hoffman)
arrow Old Washington State Park, Arkansas (J. Brandon & K. Cande)
arrow Rocky Shoals, Arkansas (R. Coleman)
arrow Van Winkle Mill & Cemetery, Ark. (J. Brandon & J. Hilliard)
arrow Van Winkle Mill, Blacksmith Shop, Ark. (A. Valentino & J. Brandon)
arrow Looking for Evidence of Angola on the Manatee River (U. Baram)
arrow Fort Mose, Florida (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Kingsley Plantation, Florida (U. Florida)
arrow Loss of the Slave Ship Fly, Florida Keys, 1789 (G. Swanson)
arrow New Perspectives from Old Collections, JADAH (J. Davidson & K. McIlvoy)
arrow Structural Racism and the Destruction of Santos, Florida (B. Nelson)
arrow Wreck of the Slave Ship Guerrerro, Florida Keys, 1827 (G. Swanson)
arrow Virtual Rosewood, Fla. Research Site (E. González-Tennant)
arrow Virtual Archaeology and Storytelling, Rosewood, Fla. (E. González-Tennant)
arrow Assemblages of the Dead: Interpreting the Biocultural and Taphonomic Signature
      of Afro-Cuban Palo Practice in Florida, JADAH (A. Winburn et al.)
arrow African American Archaeology in Georgia (J. W. Joseph)
arrow Bryan County Plantations, Georgia (New Ga. Encycl.)
arrow Excavations across Georgia (Atl. J. Const.)
arrow Free Cabin Site, Hephzibah, Georgia (Ga. DOT)
arrow Irene Mound Site, Georgia (Armstrong Atl. State U.)
arrow Ned Simmons, American Slave (Cumberland, Ga.) (M. Bullard)
arrow Sapelo Island, Georgia (R. Crook)
arrow Sapelo Island, Georgia: Chocolate Plant'n (N. Honerkamo and R. DeVan)
arrow Springfield, Georgia (Ga.DOT & New South Assocs.)
arrow Springfield, Georgia (J. Joseph)
arrow Thatched Cabin on Cumberland Island, Ga. (M. Bullard)
arrow Engendering Labor, African Enslavement, and Human-Horse
      Relations in Chickasaw Territory, JADAH (T. Weik)
arrow Blythewood Plantation, Louisiana (La. State U.)
arrow Marsh House Slave Quarters at Avery Island, Louisiana (D. Palmer)
arrow Memories of Black Indian Materialities in Colonial New Orleans, JADAH (D. Gray)
arrow St. Augustine Church, New Orleans (C. Matthews)
arrow Bush Hill, South Carolina (M. Groover)
arrow Charles Pinckney Nat'l Hist. Site, Mount Pleasant, S.C. (A. Kowal)
arrow Charleston Judicial Center, South Carolina (J. W. Joseph)
arrow Edgefield, SC Pottery Communities Archaeology (C. Fennell)
arrow Innovation, Industry, and African-American Heritage
      in Edgefield, South Carolina, JADAH (C. Fennell)
arrow Who Were the Potters in the Old Edgefield District? JADAH (C. Steen and C. Toussaint)
arrow Crosses, Crescents, Slashes, Stars: African-American Potters
      and Edgefield District Pottery Marks, JADAH (J. W. Joseph)
arrow A Dragon Kiln in the Americas: European-American Innovation
      and African-American Industry, JADAH (G. Calfas)
arrow Manufacturing Social Class: Ceramic Entrepreneurs and Industrial Slavery
      in the Old Edgefield District, JADAH (B. Kenline-Nyman)
arrow Jug Factories and Fictions: A Mixed Methods Analysis of African-American Stoneware
      Traditions in Antebellum South Carolina, JADAH (J. Arjona)
arrow Tides of Celadon: Glaze Color Chronology from the Edgefield
      Pottery District, South Carolina, JADAH (T. Niculescu)
arrow The Social Landscape of Potteries: Refined Earthenwares at
      Pottersville, South Carolina, JADAH (Z. Cossin)
arrow The Expanding Legacy of the Enslaved Potter-Poet David Drake
      JADAH (A. F. Goldberg and D. A. Goldberg)
arrow Fairfield Plantation Colonoware, South Carolina (D. Cathcart)
arrow Fairfield Plantation Geographic Context, South Carolina (E. Clites)
arrow Gullah Geechee Culture and Preservation
arrow Archaeology of Gullah Communities (C. Steen and J. Barnes)
arrow Archaeology and Heritage of the Gullah People, JADAH (J. Barnes & C. Steen)
arrow Building on Joseph's Model of Market-Bound Colonoware (C. Espenshade)
arrow Dating Colonoware in South Carolina (C. Espenshade)
arrow Spalling on South Carolina Colonoware (C. Espenshade)
arrow Marked Colonoware and Underwater Sampling (C. Espenshade)
arrow Comments on "Marked Colonoware and Underwater Sampling" (L. Ferguson)
arrow Early African-American Pottery in South Carolina (L. Ferguson)
arrow Colonoware in S.C. Rivers and Charleston's Market Economy (J. Joseph)
arrow The "Cymbee" Water Spirits of St. John's Berkeley (N. Adams)
arrow Carolina Clay and the Life Dave the Potter (L. Todd)
arrow Exploring Cemeteries in Colonial Virginia and South Carolina (C. Brooks)
arrow Mann-Simons Site, South Carolina (J. Crockett)
arrow Oral History at Middleburg Plantation, South Carolina (K. Barile)
arrow Freedmen in St. Helena, South Carolina (C. Baas)
arrow Slavery, Segregation and Ferries in South Carolina (E. Salo)
arrow Celebrating Oklahoma's Black Indians
arrow Bernardo Plantation, Texas (R. Marcom)
arrow Levi Jordan Plantation Site, Texas (K. Brown, C. McDavid)
arrow Rubin Hancock Farmstead, Austin, Texas (U. Texas)
arrow Osborn Farm, Bastrop, Texas (U. Texas)
arrow Freedman's Cemetery, Dallas, Texas (U. Arkansas)
arrow Freedman's Cemetery Chronology, Dallas, Texas (U. Texas)
arrow Freedmen's Town, Houston, Texas (C. McDavid)
arrow Olivewood Cemetery, Houston, Texas (R. Marcom)
arrow Place and Mobility in Shaping the Freedmen’s Community
      of Antioch Colony, Texas, 1870-1954, JADAH (J. Scott)
arrow Inland Rice Fields as Landscapes and Arch'l Sites (A. Agha and C. Philips)
arrow Lowcountry Africana Studies
arrow Stories of African Diaspora Relocation to the South (M. Morehouse)

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Sites in Midwest

Equal Rights Settlement, Illinois (M. Wild)
arrow Archaeological Griots and Miller Grove, Illinois (M. McCorvie)
arrow Historical Landscapes of New Philadelphia, Illinois (U. Illinois)
arrow New Philadelphia and National Historic Landmark Status (C. King)
arrow New Philadelphia Archaeology Project Reports (U. Maryland et al.)
arrow New Philadelphia Archaeology article (Archaeology Magazine)
arrow New Philadelphia Founder's Legacy of Freedom (Quincy Herald-Whig)
arrow New Philadelphia Archaeology Web 2.0 Portal
arrow New Windows into the Past: Glass Artifacts at New. Phila. (C. Ng)
arrow Rediscovering New Philadelphia (Ill. Antiquity)
arrow Religion, Social Networks, and Temperance in New Philadelphia (A. Morris)
arrow Public Archaeology and Critical Histories:
      Collaborative Archaeology in Southern Illinois, JADAH (A. Morris)
arrow Creating a Sense of Place with Archaeology -- New Philadelphia (P. Shackel)
arrow Assumptions and Assemblages: Variation in Material Consumption
      across the Rural-Urban Divide, JADAH (K. Fay)
arrow Archaeological Engagement in Indianapolis (P. Mullins and K. Glidden)
arrow Cultural Mecca in Indianapolis (NPR News)
arrow Ransom Place, Indiana (P. Mullins)
arrow Randolph County, Indiana (D. Rotman)
arrow An Exoduster Neighborhood, Topeka, Kansas (NPS)
arrow Seizing Freedom, Camp Nelson, Kentucky (W. S. McBride & K. McBride)
arrow Monterey, Kentucky (H. McKelway)
arrow Little Africa, Missouri (B. Rogers)
arrow Arrow Rock, Missouri (T. Baumann)
arrow Excavation Results, Arrow Rock, Missouri (T. Baumann)
arrow Scott Joplin Historic Site, Missouri (T. Baumann)
arrow Affluence and Landscapes, Clemens Farmstead, Ohio, JADAH (M. Groover & T. Wolford)
arrow Hermitage Plantation, Tennessee (Hermitage Assoc.)
arrow Community Outreach at Hermitage Plantation, Tenn. (W. Battle)
arrow Midwest Archaeological Center (NPS)

Sites in West

Nate Harrison Site, San Diego, California (San Diego S. U.)
arrow Nate Harrison in 19th-Century San Diego, JADAH (S. Mallios & J. Lennox)
arrow Archaeology of the Allensworth Hotel, California (B. Cox)
arrow Sacramento, California (Sonoma State U.)
arrow West Oakland, California (Sonoma State U.)
arrow Archaeology of Boston Saloon, Virginia City, Nevada (K. Dixon)
arrow Virginia City, Nevada (Arch'y Magazine)

Sites in Canada

Black History Canada (Historica Found.)
arrow Black Loyalist Communities in Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia Mus.)
arrow Black Loyalist Archaeology, Birchtown (L. Niven)

Sites in the Caribbean, Mexico, and South America

Small Scale Pottery Manufacture in Antigua (M. Hauser and J. Handler)
arrow Terracotta Pipes with Triangular Engravings (Argentina) (F. Zorzi and D. Shavelzon)
arrow Built Environment at Polly Hill Plantation, Bahamas (J. Baxter & J. Burton)
arrow Decolonizing Collaborative Archaeology in the Caribbean, JADAH (E. González-Tennant)
arrow Diaspora, Identity, and Locale in Barbadian Ceramics, JADAH (J. Finch)
arrow Interpreting Slave Status from Arch'y in Barbados (J. Handler and F. Lange)
arrow Isotopic Investigations at Newton, Barbados (H. Schroeder and K. Shuler)
arrow Isotopic Investigations at Newton, Barbados, an Update (H. Schroeder and K. Shuler)
arrow Bioarchaeology at Newton Plantation, Barbados (K. Shuler)
arrow Glass Artifacts, Newton Plantation Cemetery, Barbados (J. Handler)
arrow From West Africa to Barbados: A Rare Pipe (J. Handler & N. Norman)
arrow Two Unique Beads from Newton Plantation Cemetery, Barbados (J. Handler)
arrow Reexamining English Clay Pipes in Captive African Burials
      on the Island of Barbados, JADAH (B. Brown)
arrow Moravian Cemeteries on Barbados:
      Sites of Historical, Social, and Political Change, JADAH (H. Blouet)
arrow Atlantic Landscapes: Connecting Place and People in the Modern World, JADAH (J. Finch)
arrow Palmares: A Maroon Settlement in 17th century Brazil (A. Carvahlo)
arrow Pernambuco, Brazil and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (G. Acioli Lopes)
arrow Cultural Resistance in Minas Gerais in the Late 18th Century, JADAH (K. Kananoja)
arrow Slave Rebellion in Bahia and Cuba, 1804-1844, JADAH (M. Barcia)
arrow Protection Against Evil Among the Valongo Slaves
      in Nineteenth-century Rio de Janeiro, JADAH (T. Lima et al.)
arrow Introduction: Archaeology of African Diaspora Contexts in Brazil, JADAH (L. Symanski)
arrow Planting Axé in the City: Urban Terreiros and the Growth of Candomblé
      in Late 19th-Century Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, JADAH (S. Gordenstein)
arrow A Meeting Place for Urban Slaves in Eighteenth-Century Rio de Janeiro, JADAH (T. Lima)
arrow Behind Closed Doors: Space, Experience, and Materiality
      in the Inner Areas of Brazilian Slave Houses, JADAH (M. Torres de Souza)
arrow Iron Cosmology, Slavery, and Social Control: The Materiality of Rebellion in the Coffee Plantations
      of the Paraíba Valley, Southeastern Brazil, JADAH (L. Symanski and F. Gomes)
arrow Archaeology of the African Slaves in the Amazon, JADAH (D. Costa)
arrow From Huts to Barracóns in 19th-Century Cuba Plantations (L. Roura Alvarez)
arrow DNA Analysis from La Isabela, Dominican Republic
arrow Collaborative Archaeology to Revitalize an Afro-Ecuadorian Cemetery, JADAH (D. Moreno)
arrow Historical Archaeology in the French Caribbean (K. Kelly)
arrow Orange Vale Plantation, Jamaica (P. Saunders)
arrow Analysis of an African Burial Ground in Nineteenth-Century Jamaica, JADAH (P. Saunders)
arrow St. Eustatius Archaeological Research
arrow Stone Artifacts and Glass Tools on St. Kitts, JADAH (T. Ahlman, B. Braly, G. Schroedl)
arrow Last Stand of the Black Caribs on St. Vincent (J. Sweeney)
arrow The Trouvadore Project: Legacy of a Sunken Slave Ship
arrow The Trouvadore and Freed Africans in the Turks and Caicos
arrow Comparing the Material Culture of Royal Enslaved Afro-Caribbeans and Danish Soldiers
      at the Christiansted National Historic Site, JADAH (A. Odewale et al.)
arrow Grave Site Identification and Protection, St. John, US Virgin Islands (H. Blouet)
arrow History and Archaeology of a Caribbean Plantation, USVI (E. Yates)
arrow Caribbean Archaeology (Fla. Museum Nat'l Hist'y)
arrow Journal of Caribbean Archaeology
arrow Caribbean Histories Revealed (U.K. Nat. Archives)
arrow African Warriors, Insurgent Fighters, and the Memory
      of Slavery in the Anglophone Caribbean, JADAH (W. Phulgence)
arrow Truth and Reconciliation: Transforming Public Archaeology with
      African Descendant Voices in the Dutch Caribbean, JADAH (J.Haviser)
arrow An Archaeology of the Atlantic Slave Trade (D. Hicks)
arrow Mexico's Cimarron Heritage and Archaeological Record (T. Weik)
arrow Maroon Archaeology (C. White)

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Presentations and Institutes

African American Genealogy and History (C. Charity)
arrow African American Quilting Traditions (U. Virginia)
arrow African American Identities in Central America
arrow African American Studies and Research (U. Illinois)
arrow African Americans, Many Rivers to Cross (PBS)
arrow Africans in America (PBS)
arrow African Canadian Online (York U.)
arrow African Passages in South Carolina (Charleston College)
arrow Afro-Louisiana History (G. Hall)
arrow Ass'n for Study of African American Life & History
arrow Ass'n of Black Women Historians
arrow Avery Research Center (Charleston College)
arrow Back of the Big House (J. M. Vlach)
arrow "Behind the Veil:" Documenting Jim Crow South (Duke U.)
arrow Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries (Nat. Lib. Medicine)
arrow Black Film Center Archives
arrow (Q. Taylor)
arrow Black Seminoles (J.B. Bird)
arrow Carter Woodson Institute (U. Virginia)
arrow Caribbean Views Image Collections (British Lib. Board)
arrow Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World (Coll. of Charleston)
arrow Center for African American Studies (U. Texas)
arrow Center for Black Business History (U. Texas)
arrow Communities in the North before the Civil War (NEH)
arrow Documenting Louisiana Sugar 1845-1917 (U. Sussex)
arrow Dread History: Rastafari (Smithsonian)
arrow Frau Doktor Nancy Stafford of Georgia (M. Bullard and T. Castle)
arrow Free African Americans in the North after the Revolution (NEH)
arrow Free People of Color in Louisiana (LSU)
arrow Global Mappings: Atlas of the Diaspora (Northwestern U.)
arrow Grass Roots: African Heritage in Art (Smithsonian)
arrow Harriet Tubman African Diaspora Resource Center (York U.)
arrow Historic Places Lesson Plans (NPS)
arrow History Makers
arrow Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Directory
arrow History of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
arrow In Motion: African-American Migrations (Schomberg Center)
arrow Langston Hughes' Poetry (Acad. of American Poets)
arrow Letters to Jemima Hall, 1836-1837 (Newberry Lib.)
arrow M. L. King, Jr. Papers Project (Stanford U.)
arrow Malcolm X Project (Columbia U.)
arrow Mapping the African American Past in New York (Columbia U.)
arrow Massachusetts and African Americans After Slavery (Mass. Hist. Soc'y)
arrow Plantation Painting as Propaganda (J. M. Vlach)
arrow Race Relations after World War I (NEH)
arrow Shirley Plantation, Virginia (Shirley Plant.)
arrow Two Nations (Frontline)
arrow U.S. Colored Troops Institute for Research
arrow Virtual Library of African American History

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Heritage Sites and Sources

African American Cemeteries
arrow African American Experience in Ohio (Ohio Hist'l Soc'y)
arrow AfroCuba Web
arrow Boston's African American Nat'l Historic Sites (NPS)
arrow Dunkerhook, New Jersey (J. Afro-Am. Hist.)
arrow Heritage Resources (N.Y. Library)
arrow Histories of Communities in United States (Cyndi's List)
arrow Nicodemus Nat'l Historic Site, Kansas
arrow Small Towns, Black Lives, in New Jersey

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African American Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
arrow African Burial Ground Museum & Monument (NY, NPS)
arrow Alexandria Black History Museum (Alexandria, Virginia)
arrow Anacostia Museum (Washington, D.C.)
arrow Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (AL)
arrow Black History Museum (Richmond, VA)
arrow California African American Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
arrow Du Sable Museum of African American History (Chicago, IL)
arrow Idaho Black History Museum (Boise, ID)
arrow Museum of African American History (Detroit, MI)
arrow Museum of the New South (Charlotte, NC)
arrow Nat' Buffalo Soldiers Museum (Houston, TX)
arrow Nat'l Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN)
arrow Nat'l Museum of African American History (Washington, DC)
arrow Nat'l Museum of African Art (Smithsonian)
arrow Nat'l Underground Railroad Freedom Center (Cincinnati, OH)
arrow Reginald Lewis Museum (Baltimore, MD)
arrow River Road Museum (Donaldsonville, LA)
arrow Tubman African American Museum (Macon, GA)
arrow Additional Museums List (

Arts and History of Religions

African American Religion, Documentary History (Amherst)
arrow African American Religious Experience (Hartford Institute)
arrow Arts Council, African Studies Ass'n
arrow Churches in Southern Black Communties, 1780-1925 (LOC)
arrow Emergence of African American Churches (LOC)
arrow Drums and Shadows (WPA, Ga. Writers Project)
arrow Faking African Art (Arch'y Magazine)
arrow Guide to Religious Content in "Slave Narratives" (U. North Carolina)
arrow Misterios: Documentary as a Way of Exploring Faith (G. Savinno)
arrow Nat'l Museum of African Art (Smithsonian)
arrow Obeah Histories (Newcastle U.)
arrow Oberlin's Sacred Heritage (Oberlin C.)
arrow Robert Farris Thompson's studies
arrow Religion, Witchcraft and Magic Links (C. Fennell)
arrow This Far by Faith (PBS)

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Resource Guides and Bibliographies

African Diaspora Resources (ASWAD)
arrow African Diaspora Resources for Latin America (U. Texas)
arrow Biographical Database (Chadwyk-Healey)
arrow Bibliography of African American Studies (N.Y. State Library)
arrow Sources related to Black Seminoles (J.B. Bird)
arrow Teaching Delany's "Blake or the Huts of America" (T. Moussa)

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Black British Heritage Internet Resources (R. P. Benjamin)
arrow Black History in Britain (UK Nat'l Archives)
arrow Black Presence in Britain
arrow Black Victorians
arrow Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery
arrow Brycchan Carey's 18th Century Studies (Kingston U.)
arrow Cave Carvings at Guy's Cliffe House in Warwickshire (BBC News)
arrow Caribbean Emigrations to Britain

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Black European History (British Library)
arrow Black Europe Music Heritage Project (R.E. Lotz)
arrow Slave-Trade Memory Politics in Nantes and Bordeaux, JADAH (S. Valognes)
arrow Remapping Black Germany (U. Mass. Amherst)
arrow Slavery and Memory in the Netherlands: Who Needs Commemoration? JADAH (A. Cain)
arrow African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World (Schomburg Center)
arrow Indians of African Descent: Emerging Roles and New Identities, JADAH (S. de Silva Jayasuriya)
arrow Transplant and Ampersand Identity: The Siddis of Diu, India, JADAH (A. Minda Yimene)
arrow The Sidi Badshah of Western India: The Politics of Naming, JADAH (A. Shodhan)
arrow Juje Jackie Siddi: “Barefoot Entrepreneur” of Haliyal, Uttara Kannada, JADAH (B. Shroff)
arrow The Invincible Fort of the Nawabs of Janjira, JADAH (F. Jasdanwalla)
arrow The Role of Religious Procession among the Afro-Indians
      of the African Cavalry Guards in Hyderabad, JADAH (D. Singh)
arrow Reconfiguring Black Internationalism: English as Foreign Language
      Teachers of African Descent in South Korea, JADAH (K. Flynn)

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Adaptation and Cultural Innovation in Africa
arrow African Archaeological Review
arrow An Archaeology Study in Africa (Heinrich-Barth-Institut)
arrow Ancient Egypt (British Museum)
arrow Archaeology in Nigeria: Curriculum Issues (Z. A. Gundu)
arrow Archaeology in Tropical Sub-Saharan Africa (Ann. Rev. 2004)
arrow Archaeology of Fugitive Slave Communities in Kenya (L. Wilson)
arrow Archaeology of Imperialism in Uganda (M. Posnansky)
arrow Bibliography of Precolonial Metalworking (Natal Museum, South Africa)
arrow Reconnecting Tswana Archaeological Sites with their Descendants: The Challenge of
      Developing Southern Africa’s Cultural Heritage for Everyone, JADAH (F. Morton)
arrow Bioarchaeology in Kormantse, Ghana (W. Schaffer and E. K. Agorsah)
arrow Cultural Heritage Commemoration in Uganda (J. Nyiracyiza)
arrow Defences in 19th Century Yorubaland, Nigeria (J. Odunbaku and R. Alabi)
arrow Dynamics of Metal Working in West Africa (K. Adekola)
arrow Gambia River’s Atlantic Trade Sites (L. Gijanto)
arrow Historic Preservation and Development in Banjul, The Gambia, JADAH (L. Gijanto)
arrow Great Zimbabwe (NOVA)
arrow Historical Archaeology in the East Midlands and East Africa, JADAH (M. Posnansky)
arrow Histories and Material Manifestations of Slavery in the
      Upper Gambia River Region, JADAH (M. Kroot & C. Gokee)
arrow History, Materialization and Presentation of Slavery in Tanzania, JADAH (D. Rhodes)
arrow Introduction: Landscapes of Slavery in Africa, JADAH (L. Marshall)
arrow Institute of Egyptian Archaeology (U. Memphis)
arrow Iron Smelting in Wollega, Ethiopia (T. Burka)
arrow Kingdom of Kush (N.Y. Times)
arrow Kongo Iron: Symbolic Power, Superior Technology (J. Ringquist)
arrow Kormantse, Ghana: Cultural Identities (E. K. Agorsah & T. Butler)
arrow Landscape Transformation under Slavery, Indenture, and Imperial Projects
      in Bras d’Eau National Park, Mauritius, JADAH (J. Haines)
arrow Landscapes of Slavery in Kenya, JADAH (H. Kiriama)
arrow Madi and the Dufile Research Project, Uganda (M. Posnansky)
arrow Mandara Mountains Region, Cameroon and Nigeria
arrow Nyame Akuma Archaeology Bulletin
arrow Old and New Kingdoms of Egypt (NOVA)
arrow Precolonial Metalworking in Africa (U. Cape Town)
arrow Settlement Archaeology in Nigeria (U. Ibadan, Nigeria)
arrow Shit, Blood, Artifacts, and Tears: Interrogating
      Visitor Perceptions and Archaeological Residues at Ghana’s Cape Coast
      Castle Slave Dungeon, JADAH (W. Apoh, J. Anquandah & S. Amenyo-Xa)
arrow Society of Africanist Archaeologists
arrow Slave Routes in Western Tanzania (S. Croucher and S. Wynne-Jones)
arrow Slavery and Colonial Emancipation in Tanzania, JADAH (B. Mapunda)
arrow Survey, Ethnohistory, and Excavation in Savi and Hinterland (N. Norman)
arrow Untold Stories of the Esie Stone Figurines (J. O. Aleru and K. Adekola)
arrow Urban Centers in West Africa (K. Adekola)
arrow Yoruba Kingdom Archaeology (N.Y. Times)

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Africa Confidential newsletter
arrow Africa Through a Lens (UK Nat. Archive)
arrow African Art: Aesthetics and Meaning (U. Virginia)
arrow African Art: Images of Power and Identity (Smithsonian)
arrow African Berber and Germanic Cultural Fusuion (M. Robinson)
arrow African Brazilian Easter Food Heritage in Lagos (A. Simpson)
arrow African Brazilian Fanti/Caretta Festival (A. Simpson)
arrow African Cultures and Nations Links (
arrow Africa Digital Library (Michigan State U.)
arrow African Empires, 1st - 15th Centuries (Cen. Oregon C.C.)
arrow African History and Culture Research (H-Net)
arrow African History Internet Sourcebook (Fordham U.)
arrow African Lives (Wash. Post)
arrow African Online Digital Library (MSU Matrix)
arrow African Studies Association
arrow African Studies Gateway (H-Net)
arrow African Studies Resources (U. Illinois)
arrow African Studies Resources Index (Columbia U.)
arrow African Studies: Issues and Trends (Leiden U.)
arrow African Studies: Thesaurus (Leiden U.)
arrow African Timelines (Cen. Oregon C.C.)
arrow Africana Resources Guide (LOC)
arrow AllAfrica news summaries
arrow Ancient City of Benin (Smithsonian)
arrow Animated Atlas of African History, 1879-2002 (Brown U.)
arrow Art and Archaeology of Africa (Columbia U.)
arrow Arts Council, African Studies Ass'n
arrow Ass'n for Study of Worldwide African Diasporas
arrow Background Notes, by Country
arrow Baule: African Art, Western Eyes (Smithsonian)
arrow Center for African Studies (U.Illinois)
arrow Coffee and its Impacts in Wallaga, Ethiopia (B. Sirika Wayessa)
arrow Congo Expedition, 1909-1915 (Smithsonian)
arrow Crocodiles from Katsina to Madagascar (W. Wilson Fall)
arrow Fowler Museum (U.C.L.A.)
arrow Handicraft Women of West Wallaga, Ethiopia (B. Sirika)
arrow Herskovits Library of Africana Studies (Northwestern U.)
arrow Historical Maps of Africa (U. Texas)
arrow Historical Museum of Abomey
arrow History and Culture of Urhobo People, Nigeria
arrow History of Liberia (PBS)
arrow In Remembrance of Slavery: Tchamba Vodun (D. Rush)
arrow Lusophone African Studies Organization (H-Net)
arrow Mandinka Culture and History
arrow Mapping Africa (BBC)
arrow Maps and Imagery of Africa (U. Florida)
arrow Nat'l Museum of African Art (Smithsonian)
arrow New Oyo Empire Cultural Heritage Resources (T. Olukole)
arrow Oral Tradition in Nigeria, Ghana, and Benin (A Simpson)
arrow Relics of the Slave Trade in Bagadry, Nigeria (A. Simpson)
arrow "Scattered Africa" in Asia (M. Muhammad)
arrow Sierra Leone Culture and History
arrow Slave Histories in Southern Morocco (M. Thomson)
arrow Story of Africa (BBC)
arrow Teaching the Kongo Transatlantic (J. Janzen)
arrow True Size of Africa
arrow Understanding Nigeria in Atlantic World Context (S. Ogundele)
arrow Virginia Emigrants to Liberia (U. Virginia)
arrow West African Wisdom: Adinkra Symbols and Meanings
arrow When We Ruled (R. Walker)
arrow Yoruba Affairs Discussion Group

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Internet Presentations and Institutes

Amistad Research Center (Tulane U.)
arrow Atlantic Approaches on Resistance against Slavery, JADAH (A. Araujo)
arrow Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas (VFH)
arrow Brown U. Committee on Slavery and Justice
arrow Creation of the 13th Amendment (HarpWeek)
arrow Development of the Int'l Slavery Museum (R. Benjamin)
arrow Eurotast: Marie Curie Training Network
arrow Flight to Freedom (Bowdoin College)
arrow Frederick Douglass Papers (American Memory)
arrow Frederick Douglass Papers Project (IUPUI)
arrow Freedmen and Southern Society (U. Maryland)
arrow Freedmen's Bureau (C. Charity)
arrow Frontline: Jefferson's Blood (PBS)
arrow Inst. for Study of Slavery
arrow Juneteenth Celebration
arrow Nat'l Underground Railroad Freedom Center
arrow New England's Hidden History of Slavery (F. Latour)
arrow Owning Slavery: An Interview with Katrina Browne, JADAH (R. Engmann)
arrow Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (PBS)
arrow River Road Museum, Louisiana
arrow St. Helena Island in South Atlantic Ocean (U. Bristol)
arrow Samuel May Anti-Slavery Collection (Cornell U.)
arrow Slave Revolt Across Borders, JADAH (J. Kerr-Ritchie)
arrow Slave Route Project (UNESCO)
arrow Slave Trade & European Imperialism (Cen. Oregon C.C.)
arrow Slavery and Abolition in the U.S. (Dickinson College)
arrow Slavery and Slave-like Practices (U. Minn.)
arrow Slavery and the Making of America (PBS)
arrow Slavery in the North (D. Harper)
arrow "Slaves' Narratives" (American Memory)
arrow "Slaves' Narratives" (U. Virginia)
arrow Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
arrow Virginia Slave Housing Project (D. Sanford, D. Pogue)
arrow Yale, Slavery & Abolition (Yale U.)

Resource Guides and Bibliographies

Bibliography of Racism, Law, and the Social Sciences (U. Illinois)
arrow Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving (U. Virginia)

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