Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora

Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora

Akinwumi Ogundiran and Toyin Falola
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/05/2010
Format: Paperback 56 b&w illus., 18 maps
ISBN: 978-0-253-22175-9
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This is the first book devoted to the archaeology of African life on both sides of the Atlantic; it highlights the importance of archaeology in completing the historical records of the Atlantic world’s Africans. Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora presents a diverse, richly textured picture of Africans’ experiences during the era of the Atlantic slave trade and offers the most comprehensive explanation of how African lives became entangled with the creation of the modern world. Through interdisciplinary approaches to material culture, the dynamics of a comparative transatlantic archaeology is developed.

Author Bio

Akinwumi Ogundiran is Chair of the Africana Studies Department and Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology and History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He is author of Archaeology and History in the Ilare District, 1200-1900.

Toyin Falola is the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History at the University of Texas at Austin. He is editor (with Matt D. Childs) of The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (IUP, 2005).

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction
1. Pathways in the Archaeology of Transatlantic Africa Akinwumi Ogundiran and Toyin Falola
Part 2. Atlantic Africa
2. Entangled Lives: The Archaeology of Daily Life in the Gold Coast Hinterlands, AD 1400-1900 Ann Brower Stahl
3. Living in the Shadow of the Atlantic World: History and Material Life in a Yoruba-Edo Hinterland, ca. 1600-1750 Akinwumi Ogundiran
4. Dahomey and the Atlantic Slave Trade: Archaeology and Political Order on the Bight of Benin J. Cameron Monroe
5. Enslavement in the Middle Senegal Valley: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives Alioune Déme and Ndeye Sokhna Guèye
6. The Landscape and Society of Northern Yorubaland during the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade Aribidesi Usman
7. The Collapse of Coastal City-States of East Africa Chapurukha M. Kusimba
8. Ghana's "Slave Castles," Tourism, and the Social Memory of the Atlantic Slave Trade Brempong Osei-Tutu
Part 3. African Diaspora
9. BaKongo Identity and Symbolic Representation in the Americas Christopher C. Fennell
10. "In This Here Place": Interpreting Enslaved Homeplaces Whitney L. Battle-Baptiste
11. Bringing the Out Kitchen In? The Experiential Landscapes of Black and White New England Alexandra A. Chan
12. African Metallurgy in the Atlantic World Candice L. Goucher
13. Between Urban and Rural: Organization and Distribution of Local Pottery in Eighteenth-Century Jamaica Mark W. Hauser
14. Allies, Adversaries, and Kin in the African Seminole Communities of Florida: Archaeology at Pilaklikaha Terrance Weik
15. Scars of Brutality: Archaeology of the Maroons in the Caribbean E. Kofi Agorsah
16. The Archaeological Study of the African Diaspora in Brazil Pedro P. Funari
17. The Vanishing People: Archaeology of the African Population in Buenos Aires Daniel Schávelzon
18. Maritime Archaeology and the African Diaspora Fred L. McGhee
19. Archaeology of the African Meeting House on Nantuck

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