Material Culture of Salvery

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From the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery website (, or from similar archaeological reports, find an object(s) discovered during an excavation of slave quarters. Use the object to talk about the daily life of an enslaved person. What does this physical item reveal about the experiences of men and women under slavery? Does the item counter prevailing assumptions or offer unexpected surprises about enslavement? Be sure to attach a picture of the object to the essay.