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Published Feb 2021

Archaeopress Archaeology


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Nevis; sugar plantations; archaeological excavation; Afro-Caribbean pottery; European ceramics

The Early Colonial Settlement and Landscape of Nevis and St Kitts: Studies in the Historical Archaeology of the Eastern Caribbean 1

Searching for the 17th Century on Nevis: The Survey and Excavation of Two Early Plantation Sites

By Robert Philpott, Roger Leech, Elaine L. Morris

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'Searching for the 17th Century on Nevis' is the first of a series of monographs dedicated to the archaeological investigation of the landscape, buildings and artefacts of the Eastern Caribbean by the Nevis Heritage Project. This volume presents the results of documentary research and excavation on two sugar plantation sites on the island of Nevis.



Dedication ;
1. Nevis: Settlement and Sugar ;
2. Excavations at Fenton Hill, St George’s Gingerland Parish, 2007 and 2009 ;
3. Excavations at Upper Rawlins, St George’s Gingerland Parish, 2005 and 2006 ;
4. Plantation Society, Material Culture and Global Connections ;
5. References ;
Index ;

About the Author

Dr Robert Philpott MCIfA FSA is a researcher at the University of Liverpool, with interests in post-medieval archaeology of colonial settlement in the Caribbean, material culture and the Roman and later archaeology of North West England. ;

Professor Roger Leech MCIfA FSA, formerly Head of Archaeology for the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, now Visiting Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Southampton, has published widely on urban archaeology and architecture, and the historical archaeology of the Caribbean. ;

Dr Elaine L. Morris MCIfA FSA is Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton (UK) with interests in prehistoric and colonial archaeology in the Caribbean and prehistoric ceramics in Britain.