Making Local Identities: Ceramic Production in 19th-Century Eastern Africa

Sarah K. Croucher, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Wesleyan University, and Weatherhead Resident Scholar

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 12:00–1:00 pm

Archaeological evidence from Eastern Africa reveals ceramic patterns that do not conform to known patterns of cultural change during the 19th century, particularly the influx of enslaved African laborers and Omani colonial settlers. How ceramics contributed to the construction and recognition of new forms of group identities is examined.

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