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Links to research projects in the United States and Canada.
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Links to research projects addressing archaeology, histories, and cultures of African heritage in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America.
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Links to research projects addressing archaeology, histories, and cultures in Africa.
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Links to research projects addressing archaeology, histories, and cultures of African heritage in Britain.
- African Heritage in Europe and Asia
Links to research projects addressing archaeology, histories, and cultures of African heritage in continental Europe and in Asia, including India.
- Partial Bibliography of African Diasporas in the New World.
- Articles on African diaspora archaeology in the African American Archaeology Newsletter, 1994-2000.
- Research articles on African diaspora archaeology in the Int'l Journal of Historical Archaeology.
- Articles on African diaspora archaeology in Historical Archaeology journal.
- Recent Archaeology and History Dissertations on African diaspora subjects.
- Partial List of Cultural Resource Management Reports.
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- Workshops and Forums
Archaeologists associated with the ADAN organize forum discussions at the annual conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Announcements for conferences, workshops, and calls for papers are also listed in the ADAN Newsletter, which you can browse by issue or search using our search engine. Forums, workshops, and symposia addressing various aspects of African diaspora archaeology have also been convened at the conferences of the following associations (among others):
- Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology
- Illinois Archaeological Survey
- Int'l Ass'n for Caribbean Archaeology
- Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference
- Midwest Archaeological Conference
- Society for American Archaeology
- Southeastern Archaeological Conference
- World Archaeological Congress
- Ass'n for Study of Worldwide African Diaspora
- African Diaspora Archaeology Network Discussion Group (J. McCarthy and Jamie Brandon, Moderators)
- News, announcements, and current discussions are also available on our Facebook page.
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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.
- Early African Americans in Moravian Town (L. Ferguson)
Historical archaeology of the early African-American community in the 18th and 19th century Moravian community of Salem in North Carolina.
- 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.
- Frogmore Plantation, S.C. and Jordan Plantation, Texas (K. Brown)
Exploring social practices and cosmological beliefs through archaeology of two African American communities in the 19th century.
- 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.
- Historical Archaeology in the French Caribbean (K. Kelly)
Providing and overview and analysis of research trends within this region.
- 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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Last updated: August 4, 2017