Community Activism and African American Archaeology: Excavations at the Maynard-Burgess House, Annapolis


Presented at the Third Annual Anne Arundel Archaeology Conference, Mark Warner and Paul Mullins explain their work in Annapolis concluding that it does appear that foodways were an important symbolic component of African American life. So although, the 19th century was a period when there were immense social constraints onAfrican Americans which restricted their activities, both in public and private domains, foodways was clearly a way in which African Americans could negotiate a separate identity for themselves.