Torso, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados

Description

This photograph shows a buried skeleton extended on its back in situ with copper bracelets on each arm and a pipe bowl on the pelvic area. Handler suspects this individual was possibly an Obeah medicine man and likely from the Voltaic region. For full view of skeleton see image Newton001. For more detail on the items found on this person see images Newton002-Newton007.

Source

Jerome S. Handler, "An African-Type Healer/Diviner and his Grave Goods," International Journal of Historical Archaeology 1, 2 (1997): p. 91-130.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in public domain courtesy of Jerome Handler. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

Newton001a

Spatial Coverage

Caribbean--Barbados

Citation

"Torso, Newton Plantation Slave Cemetery, Barbados", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed June 2, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2541
This photograph shows a buried skeleton extended on its back in situ with copper bracelets on each arm and a pipe bowl on the pelvic area. Handler suspects this individual was possibly an Obeah medicine man and likely from the Voltaic region. For full view of skeleton see image Newton001. For more detail on the items found on this person see images Newton002-Newton007.
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