An Archaeology of Elmina: Africans and Europeans on the Gold Coast, 1400 - 1900
An Archaeology of Elmina examines a complex African settlement on the coast of present-day Ghana from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries. Christopher R. DeCorse explores developments there in light of Portuguese, Dutch, and British expansion and illustrates remarkable cultural continuity in the midst of technological change.
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THE ELMINA SETTLEMENT
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF AN AFRICAN
SUBSISTENCE CRAFT SPECIALIZATION
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Accra African settlement Akan archaeological contexts archaeological data artifacts asafo Asante Asebu assemblage Atlantic slave trade Bakatue Barbot beads Begho Benya Lagoon Bosman brass British burial Cape Coast ceramics chaeological Christopher circa clay coastal Ghana contexts cultural Dantzig decoration deposits discussion documentary sources Dutch period early Efutu Eguafo eighteenth century Elmina Castle ethnographic European trade evidence examples excavations Fante Feinberg fifteenth Figure fish floor fragments Garrard glass Gold Coast History houses Illustration imported indication Iron Age Jones late nineteenth limited located Locus Marees Marree midden Mota and Hair nineteenth century noted peninsula pipes population Portuguese pots pottery produced recovered redoubt references represented ritual salt Sao Jorge seventeenth century shell sherds sixteenth century slaves stone stoneware structures suggest surface teenth century Teixeira da Mota tion town trade materials tuguese tury Twifo University of Ghana van Dantzig vessels village Vogt wall Wartemberg West Africa