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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.

  • African Diaspora Studies (R. F. Thompson)
    Studies in diasporas of African cultures and cosmologies, including Yoruba and BaKongo, and transformations over time in artistic expressions.

  • Afro-America from Brazil to Toronto (R. 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.

  • Atlantic Slave Trade & Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record (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.

  • Conversations about African American Archaeology (L. McKee)
    Conversation between Larry McKee and Pat Garrow concerning developments in research issues over time.

  • 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.

  • Ethnicity, Race, and Archaeology of the Atlantic Slave Trade (D. Hicks)
    Explores a "theoretical framework for the archaeology of ethnicity in the later historical period, based upon a contextual approach to material culture and emphasising the global context of cultural interaction."

  • 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.

  • From Slavery to Freedom in California (A. Praetzellis et al.)
    Studies of communities in Sacramento and West Oakland.

  • 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.

  • Levi Jordan Plantation Archaeology (C. McDavid)
    Interactive internet project exploring descendant community and researcher involvements in studying a community in 19th century Texas.

  • 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 South Associates (J. Joseph and T. Wheaton)
    Presenting archaeological studies and host for African American Archaeology Newsletter, 1994-2000.

  • 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."

  • Ransom Place, Indiana (P. Mullins)
    Analyzing "culture, consumption and race" in an Indianapolis community.

  • Tracing African American Heritage and Roots (L. Heywood and J. Thornton)
    Analyzing African diasporas in the trans-Atlantic through genetic and historical studies.

  • W.E.B. Du Bois Homesite, Mass. (R. Paynter et al.)
    Archaeological and historical studies of Du Bois homesite and surrounding community.

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