Tag Archives: Kingsley

On a Mission…

I’m back from a brief working vacation–helping my friend James Davidson and the University of Florida’s archaeological field school on Fort George Island near Jacksonville, Florida. For the past two years James (and his very competent minions) have been excavating at Kinglsey Plantation–the birthplace of African Diaspora archeology. Last year I blogged about Kinglesy’s place […]

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Kingsley Plantation

Kingsley holds a special place in history for archaeologists interested in the African Diaspora as it is one of the earliest sites to be dug specifically to understand the enslaved Africans and African-Americans that labored on the plantations of the South. In 1968, Dr. Charles Fairbanks, inspired by the Civil Rights movement, began excavations at […]

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In the Field for a While…

I’ll be off excavating with James Davidson and the University of Florida archaeological fieldschool at Kingsley Plantation near Jacksonville, Florida for the next few weeks…so don’t expect new posts anytime soon. This is a return to the site of the very first scientific excavation of a slave cabin (1968) dug to explicitly address issues of […]

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