African Identity and Archaeology at Kingsley Plantation
— African Identity in the Archival Record —The birthplace of African-American archaeology can be traced to Kingsley Plantation, where archaeologists in 1968 first began to search for artifacts that reflected African identity. Many of the slaves that lived here during Zephaniah Kingsley's era (1814-1839) were African-born or the children of Africans. A list of Kingsley slaves prior to his arrival on Fort George Island provides examples of their nationalities or language groups: Ibo, Calaban, Rio Pong, Soosoo, and Zanzibar.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:00am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 457889 N 3367276|
|Decimal Degrees||30.43686667, -81.43855000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 26.212', W 81° 26.313'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 26' 12.72" N, 81° 26' 18.78" W|
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