Honoring ancestors in sacred space : the archaeology of an eighteenth-century African-Bahamian cemetery / Grace Turner.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Ripley P. Bullen series: Publisher: Gainesville : University of Florida Press, 2017Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781683400363; 1683400364.Subject(s): Blacks -- Bahamas -- Nassau -- Antiquities | Cemeteries -- Bahamas -- Nassau | Ethnoarchaeology -- Bahamas -- Nassau | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Bahamas -- Nassau | African diaspora | Nassau (Bahamas) -- Antiquities | HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology | African diaspora | Antiquities | Blacks -- Antiquities | Cemeteries | Ethnoarchaeology | Excavations (Archaeology) | Bahamas -- NassauGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Honoring ancestors in sacred space.DDC classification: 972.96 LOC classification: F1659.N3 | T87 2017Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Throughout life black Africans in the Bahamas worked, voluntarily or not, and possessed material items of various degrees of importance to them and within their culture. St. Matthews was a cemetery in Nassau at the water's edge--or sometimes slightly below. This project emerged from archaeological excavations at this site to identify and recover materials associated with the interred before the area was completely developed. The area has been "collected" for decades--both professionally and by interested citizens, and Dr. Turner, a native Bahamian, coupled the results of her research excavations with the collections and archival material, to provide insight into the lives and deaths of the interred.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: basic assumptions -- An overview of Bahamian history in context -- African influence on 18th and 19th century cemeteries -- European influence on 18th and 19th century cemeteries -- St. Matthew's northern burial ground -- Bioarchaeological analysis of remains -- Interpretations of artifacts and ecofacts.
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