The remains of slave housing has been unearthed at Belvoir, an 19th-century plantation in Maryland. The original structure apparently contained a kitchen and was used by the slaves serving in the plantation house. "There was a large front room with a kitchen hearth for cooking, meals and socializing," said Julie Schablitsky, chief
The remains of nine people, believed to be enslaved African-Americans, have been found on the grounds of the Nashville Zoo. They were relatively young people of African descent, worn down by years of hard labor. Six of them had arthritis. One man walked with a limp, and a woman endured fractured vertebrae
The brick floor of a large slave quarters has been found at the plantation home of Francis Scott Key's grandmother, in Maryland. County Archaeologist Al Luckenbach said the finding differs from other known slave quarters. “It’s a very unusual size for a slave quarter,” Luckenbach said. “Most slave quarters are small things.
Construction work in Brazil ahead of the World Cup has uncovered evidence of Rio De Janeiro's involvement in the Atlantic slave trace. “We’re finding archaeological sites of global importance, and probably far more extensive than what’s been excavated so far, but instead of prioritizing these discoveries our leaders are proceeding with
Excavations carried out at suspected slave quarters in Savannah, Georgia, has turned up over 33,000 artifacts. Clusters of nails found in the ground indicate that buildings were made from wood instead of brick, Elliott said. Archaeologists uncovered small pits used to store items in the floors of dwellings and dug up
Ancient papyrus documents, some of which date back 2,200 years, have been found in Egypt which detail contracts where people have willingly signed themselves and their families over as slaves. Kim Ryholt, from the University of Copenhagen, believes that the people who signed these contracts may have been at the