Necklace, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados

Description

This photograph shows various pieces of a necklace found on a skeleton. This unique archaeological find was a necklace composed of dog's teeth, money cowry shells, fish vertebrae, glass beads; and a large reddish-orange carnelian bead in the center. When excavated the exact pattern of the components of this necklace could be not be ascertained but all items were found on or near the area of the burial's neck. See images Newton001 and Newton005.

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

Artifact 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

Newton004

Spatial Coverage

India; Cambay; British Caribbean; Barbados

Citation

"Necklace, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed November 17, 2019, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2269
This photograph shows various pieces of a necklace found on a skeleton. This unique archaeological find was a necklace composed of dog's teeth, money cowry shells, fish vertebrae, glass beads; and a large reddish-orange carnelian bead in the center. When excavated the exact pattern of the components of this necklace could be not be ascertained but all items were found on or near the area of the burial's neck. See images Newton001 and Newton005.
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