The Archaeological Heritage of Slavery in the United States

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The Archaeological Heritage of Slavery in the United States

December 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE

The Archaeological Heritage of Slavery in the United States

by Professor Theresa Singleton FSA       

Archaeologists have studied slavery in the United States for more than a half century. These studies have unearthed countless findings on slave living conditions, material possessions, religious practices, and most recently, the possible African ethnicity of enslaved individuals, among other topics. Yet, despite this scholarship and its growing inclusion in the broad academic literature on slavery, museum exhibitions, historic sites, and popular publications, efforts to protect slavery sites from destruction or redevelopment projects remain ongoing struggles. It can take decades for some slave-related sites to achieve the local, state, or national recognition they deserve. In this presentation, I briefly summarize archaeological findings from slavery sites in the United States and discuss the challenges to protect them for future generations.


This event will be both in person at Burlington House and online. Please select the appropriate ticket below.

Attendance at Burlington House:

  • Open to anyone to join, Fellows and Non-Fellows.
  • Places in person will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The event will begin at 17.00 GMT. Please arrive in plenty of time.
  • Tea/Coffee for Fellows is served from 16.30 GMT
  • Registration is essential for non-Fellows but we encourage Fellows to register as well.
  • Fellows must ensure they sign the guest book and sign their guests in.
  • In light of the recent Government, announcement mask-wearing is now compulsory in Burlington House from 16.00 on 30 November.
  • All attendees should scan the NHS QR code available at the entrance. For further details on the Government guidelines regarding COVID-19 and track and trace please visit their website here.

The schedule for the evening if attending in person:

  • Refreshments for Fellows are served from 16.30 GMT in the council room.
  • The meeting begins at 17.00 GMT with the lecture starting at approximately 17.10 GMT.
  • Lectures run for approximately 45min and are followed by a short Q&A.
  • Sherry is served in the Foyer following the lecture.

Attendance by Live Stream:

  • Registration is essential.
  • Open to anyone to join, Fellows and Non-Fellows.
  • Once you have registered we will be in touch regarding how you can join via Zoom video-calling.
  • The event will be live-streamed to YouTube here.
  • Places through zoom will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The event will begin at 17.00 GMT.
  • You will receive an email reminder with the link to join the day before the lecture.
  • Attendees’ cameras and microphones will be off throughout.

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Date:
December 2
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Venue

Society of Antiquaries of London
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BE United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7479 7080