Skeleton and Burial, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados

Description

This photograph shows a buried skeleton extended on its back in situ with copper bracelets on each arm and a pipe bowl on the pelvic area. Handler suspects this individual was possibly an Obeah medicine man and likely from the Voltaic region. For a close up of the torso see image Newton001a. For more detail on the items found on this person see images Newton002-Newton007.

Source

Jerome S. Handler, "An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods," International Journal of Historical Archaeology 1, 2 (1997): p. 91-130.

Date Created

Skeleton dated from late-1600s to early-1700s

Language

English

Rights

Image is in public domain courtesy of Jerome Handler. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Newton001

Spatial Coverage

Voltaic; British Caribbean; Barbados
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