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Natives, Europeans, and Africans in Colonial Campeche
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Natives, Europeans, and Africans in Colonial Campeche: History and Archaeology

Vera Tiesler, Pilar Zabala, and Andrea Cucina

Abstract

The town of San Francisco de Campeche was founded in 1540 and, during the first two centuries of the colonies, served as one of the key Mexican ports of the Spanish Empire. The chapters in this volume are based on research on archival written documents, architectural plans, maps, ceramic artifacts, and bioarchaeological data from human remains recovered at the original Catholic cemetery and they aim to reconstruct a dramatic story of colonial life and death. The documents reveal the religious and political strategies used by the Spanish Crown to implant European society; the skeletal evidence ... More

Keywords: San Francisco de Campeche, colonies, Mexico, Mexican ports, Spanish Empire, human remains, Catholic, colonial life, status, Spanish Crown, European society, assimilation, natives, Africans, Colonial period, bioarchaeological data

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813034928
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034928.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vera Tiesler, editor
Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Merida, Mexico

Pilar Zabala, editor

Andrea Cucina, editor

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