Archaeological Field Schools - Barbados
Trents Plantation, Barbados
May 17-June 7, 2016
ANT 443, ANT 400, ANT 643
Syracuse’s 2016 archaeological field program in Barbados provides an opportunity to learn
archaeological field techniques while assisting on an NSF, National Geographic, and Wenner-Gren
Foundation funded research project. This study at Trents Plantation is being carried out in
cooperation with the Barbados Museum. This research explores the shift from small-scale farming to
a capitalist form of agro-industrial sugar production and slavery in the early 17th century.
Excavation will include studies of a founding English colonial farmstead, the transformation of the
landscape into a sugar estate, a resulting enslaved laborer settlement, and a cave site associated with ritual practice and resistance.
A great opportunity to learn in a field setting…in Barbados. No previous experience is necessary.
Details on the field program can be found at: www.maxwell.syr.edu/Anthro/arch/Antfield.html
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