SpringerBriefs in Archaeology

Current Perspectives on the Archaeology of African Slavery in Latin America

Editors: Funari, Pedro, Orser, Charles E. (Eds.)

  • Gathers some of the most relevant maroon archaeologists working in Latin America in a single volume
  • Offers a wide-ranging and comprehensive analysis of runaway slave archaeology worldwide
  • Fosters further archaeology research on maroon settlements
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This edited volume aims at exploring a most relevant but somewhat neglected subject in archaeological studies, especially within Latin America: maroons and runaway settlements. Scholarship on runaways is well established and prolific in ethnology, anthropology and history, but it is still in its infancy in archaeology. A small body of archaeological literature on maroons exists for other regions, but no single volume discusses the subject in depth, including diverse eras and geographical areas within Latin American contexts. Thus, a central aim of the volume is to gather together some of the most active, Latin American maroon archaeologists in a single volume. This volume will thus become an important reference book on the subject and will also foster further archaeology research on maroon settlements. The introduction and comments by senior scholars provide a wide-ranging and comprehensive analysis of runaway archaeology that will help to indicate the global importance of this research.

About the authors

Pedro Paulo A. Funari is professor of historical archaeology at the University of Campinas, Brazil, former World Archaeological Congress secretary, author and editor of several books, such as Historical archaeology, back from the edge (London, Routledge, 1999), Global Archaeological Theory (New York, Springer, 2005), Memories from Darkness, the archaeology of repression and resistance in Latin America (New York, Springer, 2009), with fieldwork in Brazil, England, Wales, Spain and Italy (several in each country). Funari is member of the editorial boards of several journals, notably the International Journal of Historical Archaeology (New York), Journal of Material Culture (London), Public Archaeology (London, UCL) and is referee in several other journals, like Current Anthropology. Funari has published papers in most prestigious journals, such as Historical Archaeology, Current Anthropology, Archaeologies, Révue Archéologique, Antiquity, American Antiquity, American Journal of Archaeology and has edited archaeological encyclopedias.

Charles E. Orser, Jr is currently a Research Professor at Vanderbilt University. He is an anthropologically trained historical archaeologist who works in post-Columbian history, “modern-world archaeology.” His primary research interests lie in social theory, the archaeological analysis of social inequality and the material conditions of modernity. His research activities concentrate on the dispossessed and overlooked in history and to date he has investigated Native American (American Plains and Midwest) African (American South and Brazil) and Irish material conditions (Republic of Ireland). He is the founder and editor of International Journal of Historical Archaeology and the author of several books on historical archaeology.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Archaeology, Slavery, and Marronage: A Complex Relationship

    Funari, Pedro Paulo A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Maroon and Leftist Praxis in Historical Archaeology

    Sayers, Daniel O.

    Pages 5-21

  • Archaeology of Slavery in the Province of Neiva, Colombia

    Suaza Español, María Angélica

    Pages 23-44

  • The Archeology of Slave Branding in Cuba

    Ferreira, Lúcio Menezes (et al.)

    Pages 45-59

  • Slavery, Conflicts, and Archaeology in Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais, Brazil

    Guimarães, Carlos Magno (et al.)

    Pages 61-76

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eBook $39.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1263-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Perspectives on the Archaeology of African Slavery in Latin America
Editors
  • Pedro Funari
  • Charles E. Orser
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Archaeology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1264-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1264-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1263-6
Series ISSN
1861-6623
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 135
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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