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June 2006 Newsletter

Wealth in Ruins:
The History and Archaeology of a Caribbean Plantation

By Emily Yates


Figure 1
Figure 1. Locations of Water Island
and Carolina Point (all images by author).

Figure 2
Figure 2. Excavations at Carolina Point, Water Island, USVI.

Figure 3
Figure 3. Gray stone ("Blue Bitch") outcrops on Water Island.

Figure 4
Figure 4. Detail of Oxholm's 1778 map showing
Jean Renaud's plantation on Carolina Point.

Figure 5
Figure 5. Carolina Point Plantation
(12-VAM-3-209) site map from
NPS excavations in 1998.

Figure 6
Figure 6. Arched cistern at Carolina Point Plantation.
Note the brick patches and missing plaster.

Figure 7
Figure 7. Standard Willow Pattern by Spode,
ca. 1820-1825, one of 61 willow patterned
vessels recovered from the Great House.

Figure 8
Figure 8. French-themed plates, ca. 1834-1839,
found stacked in a corner of the room.

Figure 9
Figure 9. Reconstructed Vessel Collection, 176 vessels
from the southeast room of the Great House.

Figure 10
Figure 10. Great House reconstruction based on artifacts.

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