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Archaeology of Informal Maritime Commerce in the Colonial Caribbean

Project description

Smuggling ceramics in colonial societies

Rich scientific literature exists that documents the impact maritime trade had in the Colonial Caribbean. However, there is still much to learn about specific long-term processes and changes in the life of different communities in south-eastern Caribbean in the 17th and 18th centuries, especially since people interacted informally, independently of the policy of colonisers. The EU-funded ArCarib project will answer this question by studying the informal maritime commerce of ceramics. It will implement innovative methodology using archaeological, historical and documentary data. Specifically, ArCarib will explain the impact of smuggling on everyday life in communities on the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao).

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/archaeology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/ceramics
  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 172 932,48