HIST 6832 – African and Caribbean Maritime Archaeology and History

3 s.h.

Exploration of maritime research in Africa and the Caribbean focusing on geographic areas and time periods from the pre-historic to modern times where archaeological evidence has supplemented the historical record. Focuses on indigenous communities and watercraft, shipwrecks and survivor narratives, seaports, maritime landscapes, and colonial commerce with an emphasis on the slave trade and maritime labor systems in areas such as Namibia, Ghana, South Africa, various Caribbean islands, and Central America.