Slave Burial, late 17th-early 18th cent., Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados


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This record was last updated on 12 Apr 2017

Image Reference
B72_extended

Source
Jerome Handler, personal slide collection (copyright )

Comments
View of Burial 72 skeleton extended on its back in situ; copper bracelets on each arm and pipe bowl on pelvic area are visible; possibly an Obeah man/medicine man. For details on this burial and its associated artifacts, see Handler, An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods, International Journal of Historical Archaeology (1997), Vol. 1, pp. 91-130.