The Nineteenth-Century British Plantation Settlement at Lamanai, Belize (1837 – 1868)

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Title:
The Nineteenth-Century British Plantation Settlement at Lamanai, Belize (1837 – 1868)
Author:
Mayfield, Tracie D.
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The following dissertation outlines historical-archaeological research focused on the nineteenth-century, British plantation settlement at Lamanai, Belize. Archaeological data presented here include recent archaeological excavations (2014) and a study of previously excavated archaeological materials recovered at the site over the past 30 years (2009), conducted by this author. The study's archaeological data are synthesized in tandem with historical and documentary sources, comparative site data, and oral histories. Even though the study data span more than thirty years of recovery, it must be noted that very little research has focused on the late-colonial period at Lamanai to date. The most recent phase of archaeology is a foundational effort, which aims to set the stage for future late-colonial period, historical-archaeological studies. To this end, a great deal of effort has been spent here outlining the project's core theoretical and methodological foundations with which frame the current study and inform future research endeavors. Little is known about the eighteenth- and nineteenth- centuries at Lamanai, and to this end, the project aimed to answer questions regarding how life (residential, industrial, and administrative) was structured. While the archaeological and historical records have elucidated much about the plantation settlement at Lamanai to date, that data have also been frustratingly oblique and obfuscating with regard to intra-site variability among known British colonial activity and habitation areas.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
British; Caribbean; colonialism; plantation; sugar; Anthropology; Belize
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Pavao-Zuckerman, Barnet; Sheridan, Thomas

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Nineteenth-Century British Plantation Settlement at Lamanai, Belize (1837 – 1868)en_US
dc.creatorMayfield, Tracie D.en
dc.contributor.authorMayfield, Tracie D.en
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe following dissertation outlines historical-archaeological research focused on the nineteenth-century, British plantation settlement at Lamanai, Belize. Archaeological data presented here include recent archaeological excavations (2014) and a study of previously excavated archaeological materials recovered at the site over the past 30 years (2009), conducted by this author. The study's archaeological data are synthesized in tandem with historical and documentary sources, comparative site data, and oral histories. Even though the study data span more than thirty years of recovery, it must be noted that very little research has focused on the late-colonial period at Lamanai to date. The most recent phase of archaeology is a foundational effort, which aims to set the stage for future late-colonial period, historical-archaeological studies. To this end, a great deal of effort has been spent here outlining the project's core theoretical and methodological foundations with which frame the current study and inform future research endeavors. Little is known about the eighteenth- and nineteenth- centuries at Lamanai, and to this end, the project aimed to answer questions regarding how life (residential, industrial, and administrative) was structured. While the archaeological and historical records have elucidated much about the plantation settlement at Lamanai to date, that data have also been frustratingly oblique and obfuscating with regard to intra-site variability among known British colonial activity and habitation areas.en
dc.description.noteCompressed version of original created to enable web access.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
dc.subjectBritishen
dc.subjectCaribbeanen
dc.subjectcolonialismen
dc.subjectplantationen
dc.subjectsugaren
dc.subjectAnthropologyen
dc.subjectBelizeen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorPavao-Zuckerman, Barneten
dc.contributor.advisorSheridan, Thomasen
dc.contributor.committeememberPavao-Zuckerman, Barneten
dc.contributor.committeememberSheridan, Thomasen
dc.contributor.committeememberGraham, Elizabethen
dc.contributor.committeememberKosakowsky, Lauraen
dc.contributor.committeememberMajewski, Teresitaen
dc.contributor.committeememberTriadan, Danielaen
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