Major Hole and his Beloved Oxen: The Ninth Archaeological Summer Field Season, Antigua 2015
From Jeff Layne
Faculty, Department of Anthropology, CSU, Chico
For the ninth consecutive year, Anthropology Professor Georgia Fox led a group of students to the Carribbean island of Antigua for excavation and study of the Betty’s Hope Plantation, which dates back to the 17th Century. This provides the students with hands-on training in archaeological field methodology. In past years, Dr. Fox and her students uncovered structures and relics related to the Great House, the kitchen, the rum distillery, and the slave quarters area. In 2015, the students continued to excavate the slave village area and also excavated at Galleon Beach. As Dr. Fox explains, the title of this year’s presentation refers to English Army Major Hugh Hole, who decided he preferred to live with the oxen in the animal pen rather than in the Great House.
Recorded: October 15, 2015