|--at the Field School Lunch & Open House|
The written and archaeological records of enslaved African culture has been largely hidden by the dominant European immigrant culture. Contemporary archaeology, which takes a broadened view, is helping to bring greater clarity in this dilemma.
With a bit of imagination we can paint the beginnings of a picture of an enslaved servant's life in this era by considering the objects in the artifact record which they would have handled on a daily basis.
|--hand-made shell, bone, and metal buttons, and a rowel|
|--North Devon strainer|
|--Slipware chamber pot|
|--Redware vessel manufactured at Marshall Pottery|
The poster below replicates a map of Strawbery Banke and the extent of the Piscataqua where European immigrants were living in the 17th century. The upper reaches of European settlement were the places of most intense engagement with the Native American population. The list at the bottom right of the poster gives an idea of the locations where the enslaved would have been present.
|--regional maps marking important places (click to see full size)|
|West Indian redware vessel (on display in the Horticulture Learning Center)|
|--cowrie shell (SB04.028)|
Many thanks to all those who participated in the field and in the lab--it was a pleasure to meet you all. And my gratitude to Archaeologist Alix Martin for the amazing experience of the Strawbery Banke 2019 Field School.