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(This bibliography covers only published archaeological research on Maroon Heritage and is not exhaustive. It will be updated as new publications come out or communicated to MHRP. Send yours.)

Agorsah, K.

1989 Archaeology of Maroon Heritage in Jamaica, Archaeology Jamaica (New series), No.2, December 1990, 14-19.

1991 "Archaeology in Jamaica: Recent developments". Proceedings of the XIV Congress of the International Association For Caribbean Archaeology, Barbados, July 21-28, 1991

1991 Evidence and Interpretation in the Archaeology of Jamaica, Proceedings of the XII International Congress For Caribbean Archaeology, Curacao, Part 1: 2 - 14.

1991 Archaeology of Maroon heritage. The Gleaner, (Jamaica), February 24, (23).

1991 Archaeology in Jamaica: today and tomorrow. The Gleaner, January 21, (21) and January 23, (19), Kingston, Jamaica.

1992 Archaeology and Maroon heritage in Jamaica, Jamaica Journal 24 (2): 2 -9.

1992 A Report on an archaeological expedition to Nanny Town, Newsletter of the African-Caribbean Institute of Jamaica, 16-20: 11-17.

1993 Nanny Town Excavations: Rewriting Jamaica's History? Jamaican Geographer (A Newsletter of the Jamaican Geographical Society), 8: 1 and 6 - 8.

1993 Archaeology and Resistance History in the Caribbean, African Archaeological Review, Vol.11: 175-196.

1993 A brief report on 1994 Excavation at Seaman's Valley, Portland, Jamaica, Archaeology Jamaica (NS) No.8: 15-19.

1994 Maroon Heritage: Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives, Kingston, Canoe Press, University of the West Indies.

1994 Jamaica, Newsletter of the Society of Historical Archaeology, 27 (1):30.

1994 Jamaica's Freedom Fighters, Ground Truth (Earthwatch Research Report) 1993-94

1995 Vibrations of Maroons and marronage in Caribbean History and Archaeology, Proceedings of the XV International Congress for Caribbean Archaeology: 401-414.

1999 Ethnoarchaeological considerations of social relationships and settlement patterning among Africans in the Caribbean Diaspora, African Sites Archaeology, J.B. Haviser, (Ed) Kingston, Ian Randle Publishers:38-64.

2001 The Secrets of Maroon Heroism as Pioneer Freedom Fighters of the African Diaspora, Freedom in Black History and Culture, Ed. E. Kofi Agorsah, Middletown, Arrow Point Press.

2000 Saving Maroon sites in Mauritius, Tribune, Mauritius, Nov. 21, 200:10

2006 The Other Side of Freedom: The Maroon Trail in Suriname, African Genesis:

Confronting Social Issues in the Diaspora, Ed. Jay Haviser and Kevin C. MacDonald, London, University College Press: 191-203.

2007 Scars of Brutality: Archaeology of the Maroons in the Caribbean, Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African Diaspora, ED. A. Ogundiran and T. Falola, Bloomington, Indiana University Press:332-354.

2011 Archaeological Perspectives on colonial Slavery: Placing Africa in the African Diaspora Studies in the Caribbean, Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory, Proceedings of the British Academy 168:199-221.

Agorsah, E. Kofi and DeCorse, Chris

1995 Analysis of Smoking Pipes from the Maroon stronghold of Nanny Town, Portland, Jamaica, Archaeology Jamaica, (Special Journal Issue) Nos.9 & 10: 59-64.

Agorsah, E. Kofi & Bandara, Sam.

1995 Seaman's Valley 1995 Excavations: A Preliminary Report, Archaeology Jamaica, Nos. 9 & 8: 33-43. (Written with Sam Bandara, University of the West Indies.)

Bateman, R.

1990 Africans and Indians: A Comparative Study of the Black Carib and Black

Seminole.” The American Society for Ethnohistory 37.1: 1-24.

2002 Naming Patterns in Black Seminole Ethnogenesis, Ethnohistory, Volume 49,


Chowdhury, Amitava.

2003a Maroon Slave Archaeological Investigation Project in the Republic of Mauritius. Unpublished consultancy report submitted to the National Heritage Trust, Mauritius.

2003b Theoretical Reflections on Maroon Archaeology in Mauritius. Revi Kiltir Kreol Vol.

3: 55-59.

Chowdhury, Amitava and Candice Goucher

2005 “Marronage in Mauritius and its possible implications for Caribbean Archaeology,” in Proceedings of the International Association of Caribbean Archaeology, Port-of-Spain,


Edwards, A.

1994 Maroon Warfare: The Jamaican Model, Maroon Heritage: Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives , Ed. E. Kofi Agorsah, Kingston, Canoe Press: 149-163.

Funari, P. P. A.

2006 The Archaeological Study of the African Diaspora in Brazil: Some ethnic Issues, African Genesis: Confronting Social Issues in the Diaspora, Ed. J.B. Haviser and Kevin C. MacDonald: 184-190.

Holly K. Norton and Christopher T. Espenshade

2007 The Challenge of locating Maroon refugee sites at Maroon ridge, St. Croix Journal of Caribbean Archaeology, 7:1-17 ( Also see Highfield, A.R., and V. Barac

1987 A Caribbean Mission. English Translation of “A History of the Mission of the Evangelical Breth Locating Maroon Refuge Sites, written in 1777 by C.G.A. Oldendorp. Karoma Publishers, Ann Arbor, Michigan.)

Klein, W.H.A.

1974 Antique bottles of Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname Museum Foundation.

Orser, Charles.

1992 In Search of Zumbi: Preliminary Archaeological Research in Serra da Barriga, State of Alagoas, Brazil. Illinois: Illinois State University.

La Rosa Corzo, G.

2003 Runaway Slave Settlements in Cuba: Resistance and Repression, translated by Mary Todd. English translation of 1998 Spanish edition. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill.

2005 Subsistence of Cimarrones: An Archaeological Study. In Dialogues in Cuban Archaeology, edited by L.A. Curet, S.L. Dawdy, and G. La Rosa Corzo, pp. 163-180. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa.

2006 Arqueologia del Cimmaronaje: Utiles Para la Resistencia. Paper presented at the 71st Annual Meeting, Society for American Archaeology, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Orser, C.

1994 Historical Archaeology: An Example from Brazil, Historical Archaeology 28 (1): 5-22.

Orser, C. E. Jr. Funari, P.P. A.

1992 Pesquia Arqueologica Inicial en Palmares, Estudo Ibero-Americanos, Orser, C.

and P. Funari. Estudos Ibero-Americanos 18:53-69.

2001 Archaeology and Slave Resistance and Rebellion. World Archaeology 33(1):61-72.

Pope, P.

1972 A Maroon Settlement on St. Croix. Negro History Bulletin 35(7):153-154.

Robinson, C.

1994 Maroons and Rebels: a dilemma, Maroon Heritage: Archaeological, Ethnographic and

Historical Perspectives, Kingston, Canoe Press, University of the West Indies: 86-93.

Weik, T.

1997 The Archaeology of Maroon Societies in the Americas: Resistance, Cultural Continuity, and Transformation in the African Diaspora. Historical Archaeology 31(2):81-92.

2004 Archaeology of the African Diaspora in Latin America. Historical Archaeology 38(1):32-49.

White, C.

2005 Report on the 2004 Archaeological Investigation of a Maroon Settlement in Suriname, South America. Paper presented at the 21st meeting, International Association of Caribbean Archaeologists, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

2006 Archaeology of Maroon Societies in the Americas: Resistance, cultural continuity and transformation in the African Diaspora, Historical Archaeology 31: 81-92.

White, Cheryl

2007 “Material Beginnings of Saramaka Maroons: An Archaeological Investigation”.

Ph.D. Dissertation. Department of Anthropology, University of Florida.

2009 Saramaka Maroon Community Environmental Heritage, Practicing Anthropology, 31(3): 45-49.

2009 Archaeological Investigation of Suriname Maroon Ancestral Communities,

Caribbean Quarterly 55(1):65-88.

2010 Kumako: A Place of Convergence for Maroons and Amerindians of Suriname,

South American Antiquity Journal 84(324): 467-479.

2010 Maroon Archaeology Is Public Archaeology. Archaeologies, Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 6 (3): 485-501.

2011 Archaeology: An Interview with Cheryl White, African Diaspora Archaeology,

Newsletter, March 2011: 1-11.

Vega, B.

1979 Arqueólogia de los Cimarrones del Maniel del Bahoruco. Boletin, Museo del Hombre Dominicano 12:11-48.

Weisman, B. R.

1989 Like Beads on a String: A culture history of the Seminole Indians in Northern Peninsular Florida, Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press.