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An Overview of Connecticut African Diaspora Archaeology
by Jerry Sawyer
Sunday, December 6th at 3:00 pm
In 1999, field work discovered that in the early 18th century, a 13,000 acre provisioning plantation was carved out of the woodlands of southeastern Connecticut with the use of numerous enslaved Africans. His research has since located evidence of slavery throughout Connecticut, and it was neither rare nor benign.
Jerry Sawyer has an M.A. in Anthropology from Hunter College, M. Phil. in Historical Archaeology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is a Ph.D. candidate in African Diaspora Archaeology, researching African enslavement in New England and the Caribbean. Jerry is an Adjunct Instructor of Anthropology at Central Connecticut State University and teaches Sociology and Anthropology at Westchester Community College as well.
Join Jerry as he discusses some of his investigations into enslavement in Connecticut as discovered through archaeology.
Fee: $5 General Public; Free to LHAC Members