- Archaeological Research in St Petersburg, Russia
- The Slave Trade and Coastal West Africa
- The Archaeologist’s Evangeline: Historical Archaeology in Acadia
- Later Historical Archaeologies of the North Atlantic
- Many Worlds Colliding: Historical Archaeologies in South Africa
- Documentary Archaeology: Dialogues and Discourses
- Antarctic Archaeology: Discussing the History of the Southernmost End of the World
- On the Fence, Over the Fence: Archaeologies of Recent Conflict
- Far Behind the Front: The Ambitions and Shortcomings of an Aspiring Military State in the Seventeenth Century
- The Early Modern New Found Land
- Modernization on the Northern Fringe of Europe: The Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Sweden
- The First Century of the Town of Tornio: Urbanization on the Northern Edge of Europe
- Manchester: Archetypal Industrial City
- The Origins of New York City: From Indian Country to World Port
- Maturing Nicely: Overseas Chinese Archaeology in Australia and New Zealand
- Adapting to a Dry Continent: Technology and Environment in Australian Industrial Archaeology
- French Colonial Louisiana: The Rough Terrains of Empire
- The Archaeology of Early Modern South East Asia
- British Military Sites from Albany to Crown Point
- Definitions in Historical Archaeology: Enslaved African Americans Cultivating a Scientific Garden, Wye House, Maryland, USA
- Historical Archaeology in Mexico
- The North American Fur Trade in Historical and Archaeological Perspective
- ‘Remotely Global’ Village Life in Interior West Africa
- Historical Archaeology in Central America
- The Gibbs Farmstead: The Archaeology of Material Life in Southern Appalachia
- Indians, Africans, and Europeans: Social Pluralism in Early Colonial New York
- Beyond Squanto and the Pilgrims: Indians and Europeans in New England
- Modern-World Archaeology
- Missionization, Māori, and Colonial Warfare in Nineteenth-Century New Zealand
- Lessons from Ethnic Studies: Collaborative Directions for Asian American Historical Archaeology
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter considers the example of Sylvester Manor’s plantation in coastal New York to demonstrate the diversity and complexity of the colonial context. Despite popular histories which downplay the role of slavery in the US north-east and colonial studies which consider the British and Dutch colonies to have been resistant to pluralism, the case of Sylvester Manor shows how broadly entangled and diverse northern provisioning plantations could be. In particular, archaeological remains illuminate the ongoing engagement of Native Americans in colonial settlements and plantations. The chapter uses the lenses of labour and technology to explore the specific grounds of engagement between African, Indian, and European groups.
Katherine Hayes is an Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Hayes’s research focuses on historical and contemporary structures of colonialism and race in North America, with projects in New York, New England, and Minnesota. She is the author of Slavery Before Race: Europeans, Africans, and Indians on Long Island’s Sylvester Manor Plantation, 1651-1884 (NYU Press 2013), and a number of peer-reviewed journal articles.
Stephen Mrozowski is Professor of Anthropology and founding Director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research, University of Massachusetts Boston. His research interests include social theory, historical archaeology, environmental and urban archaeology, and complex societies. He co-authored Living on the Boott: Historical Archaeology at the Boott Mills Boardinghouses, Lowell, Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts Press, 1996), co-edited Lines that Divide: Historical Archaeologies of Race, Class and Gender (University of Tennessee Press, 2000), authored The Archaeology of Class in Urban America (Cambridge University Press, 2006), co-edited Contemporary Archaeology in Theory: The New Pragmatism (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and The Death of Prehistory (Oxford University Press, 2013) as well as having published more than eighty essays dealing with topics ranging from theory in historical archaeology to the evolution of urban landscapes in New England,Virginia and Britain.
David Landon is the Associate Director of the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research and Adjunct Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Boston. His research interests are the archaeology of historic and industrial period sites, environmental archaeology, zooarchaeology, and archaeological science. Landon has published in more than a dozen journals and has received funding for projects supported by the National Science Foundation, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Smithsonian, and other government and private sources.
Heather Trigg is a Research Scientist directing the paleoethnobotany lab at the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research interests include colonialism in the Southwest United States particularly exploring Spanish colonization. In her book From Household to Empire: Society and Economy in Early Colonial New Mexico (University of Arizona Press 2005), she examines Spanish colonists’ early attempts to create economies of differing scales.
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