“A Cluster of Sacred Symbols”: Interpreting an Act of Animal Sacrifice at Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Florida (1814–39)

@article{Davidson2015ACO,
  title={“A Cluster of Sacred Symbols”: Interpreting an Act of Animal Sacrifice at Kingsley Plantation, Fort George Island, Florida (1814–39)},
  author={James M. Davidson},
  journal={International Journal of Historical Archaeology},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={76-121}
}
  • James M. Davidson
  • Published 14 January 2015
  • History
  • International Journal of Historical Archaeology
Archaeologists often attempt to link artifacts recovered from enslaved plantation contexts to African-derived spiritual belief systems. Recent excavations within the slave cabins of Kingsley Plantation have revealed many artifacts that potentially held religious significance for the first-generation enslaved Africans who lived there between 1814 and 1839, the most significant of which was an intact chicken sacrifice buried in a slave cabin floor. The types of spiritual acts that involve animal… 
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