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  • African American Archaeology, History and Cultures (C. Fennell)
    Providing index of resources in: African American archaeology, cultures and history; African archaeology, cultures and history; African heritage in Britain; and slavery, resistance and abolition.

  • Archaeology in the Time of Black Lives Matter: (Soc. Black Arch.)
    Webinars sponsored by the Society of Black Archaeologists and collaborators "creating a resource guide that would rest as the foundation of an an anti-racist archaeological praxis."

  • Afro-America from Brazil to Toronto (R&S Price)
    Since the mid-1960s, Richard and Sally Price have been writing about Maroon communities and descendants of Africans throughout the Americas, including those in Suriname and French Guiana, as well as about the people of Martinique.

  • Archaeology Channel (Arch'l Legacy Institute)
    Online documentaries of archaeological studies and excavations in Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

  • Archaeology in Annapolis (M. Leone)
    Uncovering the material culture of African American spiritual practices in the Carroll and Brice Houses and a legacy of "pride and resilience" at the Maynard-Burgess House.

  • Archaeology of the African Diaspora (C. Orser)
    Exploring potential shifts from New World diapora studies of "the material identification of African identity, the archaeology of freedom at maroon sites, and race and racism" to more global focus and additional subjects.

  • Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora (J. Handler et al.)
    Collection "envisioned as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers, students, and the general public."

  • Back of the Big House: Cultural Landscapes of Plantations (J. M. Vlach)
    Online exhibition of the numerous ways in which enslaved African Americans "etched their mark on the southern landscape and created cultural traditions that endure to this day."

  • Conferences on African History (T. Falola)
    Programs and abstracts for conferences on African history subjects at the University of Texas, Austin, organized by Toyin Falola, 2002-2006.

  • Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (Jefferson Found.)
    "DAACS is a community resource, built and maintained in the Department of Archaeology at Monticello, in collaboration with the research institutions and archaeologists working in the region."

  • Dufile Project in Uganda (M. Posnansky)
    Historical archaeology in the West Nile region.

  • Freeing Captive History (W. Perry et al.)
    Addressing issues of multivalency, how different cultures use or interpret objects in different ways, and challenge for archaeologists of looking for context and spatial distributions in which artifacts of diasporas are found.

  • Harriet Tubman Resource Center on the African Diaspora (P. Lovejoy et al.)
    Research facility focusing on African diasporas, particularly to the Americas and the Islamic lands of North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Montpelier, Virginia Archaeology (M. Reeves)
    Archaeological studies of community within and around Montpelier plantation.

  • New Philadelphia, Illinois (P. Shackel et al.)
    Collaborative research project studying history of a town founded by a free African American in 1836.

  • New York African Burial Ground Project (M. Blakey)
    Discussing a rare opportunity for "reconstructing the lives and conditions experienced by our common ancestors who were enslaved and forced to build the economic foundations of the place that we know today as the United States of America."

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