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Colonial iron in context: the Trianon slave shackle from Mauritius

Seetah, K., Birch, T., Calaon, D. and Caval, S. (2017) Colonial iron in context: the Trianon slave shackle from Mauritius. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 9 (3). pp. 419-430. ISSN 1866-9565

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/s12520-015-0295-7

Abstract/Summary

In 2009, part of a ‘slave shackle’ was recovered from archaeological investigations at Trianon, an indentured labourer site on Mauritius dated from the beginning of the nineteenth century. This paper presents the results of a metallurgical assessment of the artefact, thought to represent colonial ironwork, a category that has hitherto remained understudied. The results are incorporated into the wider archaeological and historical evidence from Trianon, highlighting the value of studying colonial ironwork in context.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Scientific Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Social Archaeology
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Archaeology
ID Code:86874
Publisher:Springer

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