© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
09 May 2012 11 May 2012

Archaeological exploration of colonial slavery

Archaeology of the colonial era plays a crucial role in the documentation of the living conditions of slaves, their housing, burial practices, the state of health of the deceased, their age, their gender, etc.

It provides unique information from the unambiguous text archives of State authorities, slave traders and slave owners.

Confronting recent studies from the United States, Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Caribbean, Latin America, Guyana, Africa, Reunion and Mauritius, this international symposium provides an update on recent advances in the study of trafficking, slavery and maroonage, and gives greater consideration to the archaeological heritage of the slavery system.


The musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, the Comité pour l’histoire et la mémoire de l’esclavage, the Directorate-General of Heritage at the Ministry of Culture Communication and the Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives

  • Place:   Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • TimeSlots:
    From Wednesday 09 May 2012 to Friday 11 May 2012
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   Researcher, student
  • Categorie : Symposia
  • Free entry (subject to available places)
    Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)