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The Archaeology of Liberty in an American Capital: Excavations in Annapolis

Mark Leone


What do archaeological excavations in Annapolis, Maryland, reveal about daily life in the city's history? Considering artifacts such as ceramics, spirit bundles, printer's type, and landscapes, this study illuminates the lives of the city's residents—walking, seeing, reading, talking, eating, and living together in freedom and in oppression for more than three hundred years. Interpreting the results of one of the most innovative projects in American archaeology, the book speaks powerfully to the struggle for liberty among African Americans and the poor.

Keywords: Annapolis, Maryland, daily life, artifacts, ceramics, spirit bundles, printer's type, landscapes, archaeology, African Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780520244504
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520244504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Leone, author