Archaeology of the African Diaspora
The course aims to provide an historical and archaeological encounter with issues of slavery and African cultural survival in the New World. It will ensure that students;
- have a detailed understanding of the history of slavery in Africa and the New World
- are aware of the means by which archaeology contributes to our historical knowledge of the African diaspora
- engage with the current social issues which impact the interpretation and portrayal of slavery at heritage sites
- are encouraged to discuss long term research strategies for archaeologies of the diaspora.