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dc.contributor.authorPhilpott, Robert
dc.contributor.authorLeech, Roger
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Elaine L.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-22T04:00:58Z
dc.date.available2021-09-22T04:00:58Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.date.submitted2021-09-21T05:32:10Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50616
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/71916
dc.description.abstractSearching for the 17th Century on Nevis is the first of a series of monographs dedicated to the archaeological investigation of the landscape, buildings and artefacts of the Eastern Caribbean by the Nevis Heritage Project. This volume presents the results of documentary research and excavation on two sugar plantation sites on the island of Nevis. Upper Rawlins, located high on Nevis mountain, was occupied in the late 17th and early 18th century and abandoned early. Fenton Hill was occupied from the mid-17th to the mid-19th century and originated with an earthfast timber building, probably a dwelling house, later converted to a kitchen and encapsulated in stone about 1700. The adjacent main house was probably destroyed in the French raid of 1706 and rebuilt in timber. The final occupation was by Portuguese Madeiran labourers, who were introduced to fill a labour force shortage in the 1840s. Detailed reports on the finds assemblage include discussions of the handmade, bonfired Afro-Caribbean pottery made by enslaved African women, imported European ceramics and glass, clay tobacco pipes, metalwork and building materials. The dominance of imported goods from south-western England demonstrates the strong mercantile links between Nevis and Bristol, but local Nevis production of ceramics adds new insights into the estatebased ceramic production on European lines. Includes contributions by David Barker, Clive Gamble, Jerzy Gawronski, Sheila Hamilton-Dyer, David A. Higgins, Linda Mitchell, Sebastiaan Ostkamp and Jaco Weinstock.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NK Archaeologyen_US
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherArchaeology
dc.titleSearching for the 17th Century on Nevis
dc.title.alternativeThe Survey and Excavation of Two Early Plantation Sites
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy59b4663a-f67e-4c39-b0e5-149245151ec1
oapen.relation.isbn9781789698879
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintArchaeopress Publishing


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