The Resource Subfloor pits and the archaeology of slavery in colonial Virginia, Patricia M. Samford

Subfloor pits and the archaeology of slavery in colonial Virginia, Patricia M. Samford

Label
Subfloor pits and the archaeology of slavery in colonial Virginia
Title
Subfloor pits and the archaeology of slavery in colonial Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Patricia M. Samford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Enslaved Africans and their descendants comprised a significant portion of colonial Virginia populations, with most living on rural slave quarters adjacent to the agricultural fields in which they labored. Archaeological excavations into these home sites have provided unique windows into the daily lifeways and culture of these early inhabitants. A common characteristic of Virginia slave quarters is the presence of subfloor pits beneath the houses. The most common explanations of the functions of these pits are as storage places for personal belongings or root vegetables, and some contextual an
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
975.5/00496073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E445.V8
LC item number
S26 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Subfloor pits and the archaeology of slavery in colonial Virginia, Patricia M. Samford
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-224) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Regional Context; 3. Historical and Archaeological Overview of Study Sites; 4. Intersite Comparisons: The Material Lives of the Enslaved; 5. Preliminary Analysis and Proposed Functions of Subfloor Pits; 6. Subfloor Pits as Root Cellars; 7. Subfloor Pits as Personal Storage Areas; 8. Subfoor Pits as Shrines; 9. Subfloor Pits and Slavery in Colonial Virginia; Appendix A; Appendix B; References Cited; Index
Control code
ocn209198212
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 232 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817381493
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25400708
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)209198212
  • acaebk081738149X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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