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Once again, we have an exciting line up of speakers for our 2017-2018 Lecture Series. The next lecture in the series will be presented by Aaron Taylor.
Angerona: Slave Life on a Nineteenth-Century Coffee Plantation
In June of 2017, Aaron Taylor directed an archaeological field school for
Saint Mary’s University at Angerona, a 19 th century slave plantation site in
Cuba. At the time, Angerona was a major coffee production centre, with the
largest slave population on the island. Today, it is a Cuban national historic
The project brought together students from Saint Mary’s, as well as other
Canadian Universities and Cuba. The primary goal was to investigate the
lives of the people enslaved on one of the Caribbean’s largest plantations
through an analysis of their material culture. It also provided students with
an opportunity to experience Cuban culture beyond the resorts. The field
school is a collaboration between Saint Mary’s University and the Cabinet of
Archaeology for the city of Havana. This was the first of a proposed five
This lecture will be Tuesday, Nov. 28th, 2017 – 7:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Back to our usual space of Burke Theatre A
Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street
The Nova Scotia Archaeology Society (NSAS) was formed in 1987. It is our mandate to bring together individuals interested in the study and promotion of archaeology, particularly as it relates to all cultures of Nova Scotia; to disseminate knowledge and encourage the exchange of information among professionals and amateurs alike; and to promote the preservation and protection of archaeological sites and resources throughout the Province.
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