The St Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative

The Museum of Liverpool archaeology department are involved in international projects, including the St Kitts-Nevis Digital Archaeology Initiative, an innovative collaborative project in a partnership with the University of Southampton and the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery.

detail of an old map showing Caribbean islands

Detail of a location map for the Leeward Islands from the North American Pilot, dated 1800. From the Maritime Archives and Library.

This project has produced the Archaeology of Slavery online resource, which is now live on the International Slavery Museum website. This is a first-of-its-kind collection of searchable archaeological and historical data from multiple village sites in the Caribbean, related to the experiences of the enslaved men and women who laboured on sugar plantations during the time of the transatlantic slave trade.

The project involved an international team of scholars from The Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery at the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia, the University of Southampton’s Nevis Heritage Project and the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool.