Patterning of Skeletal Lead Content in Barbados Slaves

1987 (R. S. Corruccini, A. C. Aufderheide, J. S. Handler, and L. Wittmers) “Patterning of Skeletal Lead Content in Barbados Slaves.” Archaeometery 29: 233-39

Lead concentration patterns have proven useful in interpreting some aspects of slavery in colonial North American sites. In this paper, we analyze bone lead content from skeletal remains archaeologically recovered at Newton plantation, and discuss its implications for understanding and interpreting various new dimensions of Caribbean slave life.

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