Once-In-A-Lifetime Archaeological Expedition To Cuba

By Maroon & White | fall 2017

This past summer, 12 Atlantic Canadian university students embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime archaeological expedition in Cuba, spearheaded by Saint Mary’s University’s Department of Anthropology. From June 1 to 17, the students excavated artifacts at Cuba’s historic Angerona Coffee Plantation, a former slave plantation near Havana. The dig—to possibly discover something about the lives of the slaves—is the first collaboration of its kind between Cuban and North American students and archaeologists. It marks the beginning of a five-year partnership between Saint Mary’s, Havana’s Cabinet of Archeology, and the College of San Geronimo.

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