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Honoring ancestors in sacred space : the archaeology of an eighteenth-century African-Bahamian cemetery

Author: Grace Turner
Publisher: Gainesville : University of Florida Press, 2017.
Series: Ripley P. Bullen series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Turner, Grace.
Honoring ancestors in sacred space.
Gainesville : University of Florida Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017010460
(OCoLC)980302522
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Turner
ISBN: 9781683400363 1683400364
OCLC Number: 1007291119
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Ripley P. Bullen series.
Responsibility: Grace Turner.

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Throughout life black Africans in the Bahamas 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 -  Read more...

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