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Norie Manigault (CUNY) Ceramics and Settlement at Seaview Barbuda
 

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    Norie Manigault (CUNY) Ceramics and Settlement at Seaview Barbuda Norie Manigault (CUNY) Ceramics and Settlement at Seaview Barbuda Presentation Transcript

    • Preliminary Analysis of Site Seaview [BAA016] and Ceramics on Barbuda, West Indies Norie Manigault CUNY Human Ecodynamics Research Center
    • Seaview Seaview
    • Seaview BAA0016 AMS C14 Atmospheric data from Reimer et al (2004);OxCal v3.10 BronkRamsey (2005); cub r:5 sd:12 prob usp[chron] SUERC 18562 2025±35BP SUERC 18560 2005±35BP Seaview Inland SUERC 34972 1975±35BP SUERC 18561 1920±35BP SUERC 34970 1900±35BP SUERC 18558 1785±35BP SUERC 18557 1755±35BP Erosion face SUERC 18559 1690±35BP SUERC 34971 1565±35BP Seaview Inland SUERC 34162 1540±30BP Human900CalBC 600CalBC 300CalBC CalBC/CalAD 300CalAD 600CalAD 900CalAD Calibrated date
    • Red slip painted on surface Red slip painted on surface Original clay color Original clay color Dark brown/black Dark brown/black color=oxidation from firing color=oxidation from firingMy Current Research inMy Current Research in process processProgress:Progress: Feldspar/volcanic ash Feldspar/volcanic ash Grog GrogCreating a ceramic Creating a ceramictypology typologyFor Barbuda For BarbudaClay and temper SourcingClay and temper Sourcing Sand SandThin-section analysisThin-section analysis Macro-photo of Sample thin-section Macro-photo of Sample thin-section slide from Seaview 2008 slide from Seaview 2008
    • Excavations at Seaview site BAA 016 Excavations at Seaview site BAA 016Rescue Archaeology in 2007-2009 on Rescue Archaeology in 2007-2009 on coastal cliff coastal cliffLarge area Excavation in 2011 further Large area Excavation in 2011 further inland inland
    • 20 meters of Archaeological material excavated in 2008 along20 meters of Archaeological material excavated in 2008 along the eastern coast the eastern coast
    • Site Extent? Coastal Midden Site Extent? Coastal Midden associated with an inland settlement associated with an inland settlement site? An early Saladoid settlement? site? An early Saladoid settlement?TRB-5: Large pit with charcoal and posthole
    • Highly decorated, well fired earlyHighly decorated, well fired early Saladoid type bowls excavated Saladoid type bowls excavated at Seaview in 2008 at Seaview in 2008
    • AdornosAdornos
    • Seaview 2011 Seaview 2011 Test trench Test trench Excavation Excavation (TRB-5) (TRB-5) Excavated in Excavated in 2008 2008 [189] 1975 +/- 35 BP[256] 1900 +/- 35 BP Shovel test pits Shovel test pits abundant with abundant with pottery and shell pottery and shell [154] 1565 +/- 35 BP Aerial Kite Photo of 2011 excavation Aerial Kite Photo of 2011 excavation 2008 test pit revisited 2008 test pit revisited Shovel test pits to test the extent of site Shovel test pits to test the extent of site Large area abundant with pottery, shell, cooking pits, post and stake holes Large area abundant with pottery, shell, cooking pits, post and stake holes
    • Seaview 2011 Seaview 2011Sunken Features Sunken Features
    • 2008 pit revisited in 2011 excavation 2008 pit revisited in 2011 excavationHomogenous and rich in charcoal depositsHomogenous and rich in charcoal deposits Hollow bird decorated water whistle Hollow bird decorated water whistle found! found!
    • Area highly concentrated withArea highly concentrated with griddle fragments griddle fragments Figure 7 - Lilja excavating with close-up of griddle inset
    • Pot with 2 phase Pot with 2 phasemulti-functional usemulti-functional usewithin a cooking pitwithin a cooking pit
    • Bowl Pot Square shaped vessel
    • Large pots and incense Large pots and incense burners burners
    • Two-faced adorno Two-faced adorno
    • Reoccurring design motifs of FishReoccurring design motifs of Fish
    • Seaview Excavation 2012 Seaview Excavation 2012
    • Feature 1064 Feature 1064 Large Sunken Features Large Sunken Features -Feature 1064: Absence of artifacts, possible -Feature 1064: Absence of artifacts, possible temporary storage pits temporary storage pits --Feature 1036: Contained human remains Feature 1036: Contained human remains Human remains in situ Human remains in situ
    • Ceramic bowl found Ceramic bowl found about human about human remains remains Shard Shard decorated decorated Shallow Shallow Bat motif Bat motif bowl bowl in WOR in WOR
    • Seaview site is a work in progress. Seaview site is a work in progress. Please visit: herc.gc.cuny.edu for full site Please visit: herc.gc.cuny.edu for full site reports on Seaview and other projects reports on Seaview and other projectsconducted by the Barbuda Historical Ecology conducted by the Barbuda Historical Ecology Project Project
    • The Authors would like to acknowledge The Authors would like to acknowledge ••The Barbudan Council for their support and encouragement. The Barbudan Council for their support and encouragement. ••Dr. Reg Murphy for his enthusiastic support and direction. Dr. Reg Murphy for his enthusiastic support and direction. ••Calvin Gore for all his ongoing help and generous sharing of his in depth Calvin Gore for all his ongoing help and generous sharing of his in depth knowledge of Barbudan history and ecology. knowledge of Barbudan history and ecology. ••NSF Islands of Change REU grant, Dr. Sophia Perdikaris senior PI NSF Islands of Change REU grant, Dr. Sophia Perdikaris senior PI ••All the many ++multi-disciplinary participants in the BHEP project –– All the many multi-disciplinary participants in the BHEP project especially Dr. Thomas McGovern and Dr. Allison Bain. especially Dr. Thomas McGovern and Dr. Allison Bain. ••Dr. David Watters ––All my work is building on the intensive and Dr. David Watters All my work is building on the intensive and comprehensive work done by Dr. Watters. comprehensive work done by Dr. Watters. This research has been supported in part by grant 0851727 "Islands of This research has been supported in part by grant 0851727 "Islands of Change" to Dr. Sophia Perdikaris and grant 0732327 "NABO International Change" to Dr. Sophia Perdikaris and grant 0732327 "NABO International Polar Year" to Dr. Thomas H McGovern from the US National Science Polar Year" to Dr. Thomas H McGovern from the US National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs Arctic Social Sciences Program. Foundation Office of Polar Programs Arctic Social Sciences Program. NSF support is gratefully acknowledged. NSF support is gratefully acknowledged. CUNY Human Ecodynamics Research Center (HERC)