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Sherds of History: Domestic Life in Colonial Guadeloupe

Myriam Arcangeli


In historical archaeology, the concept of “ceramic culture” is a new approach to the analysis of material culture and the exploration of the past. By focusing on the users that handled archaeological objects, this concept yields original insights into the functions of ceramics, in particular, but not exclusively, during the early modern period. In the case of Guadeloupe, it helps us to characterize domestic life in this part of the French colonial world as well as to trace important facets of the local Creole culture. In doing so, it brings to light topics that had not been explored previously ... More

Keywords: ceramics, ceramic culture, historical archaeology, archaeology, material culture, French colonial world, Creole culture, domestic life, Guadeloupe, French West Indies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060422
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Myriam Arcangeli, author