Book cover showing white cliff over water, and historic artifacts superimposed in foregroundA comprehensive new book on the archaeology of Barbados features a chapter by Lindsay Bloch on the elemental analysis of historic coarse earthenwares found in plantation contexts. She found that there was a switch to locally-made products at the time that plantations began producing sugar, a process that required coarse earthenware molds and jars. Read or download the chapter: Sourcing Domestic and Industrial Ceramics from Trents Plantation, Barbados using LA- ICP-MS (Laser Ablation- Inductively Coupled Plasma- Mass Spectrometry)

Read the whole book Pre-Colonial and Post-Contact Archaeology in Barbados: Past, Present, and Future Research Directions