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The Caribbean island of Antigua sat at the crossroads of the first transatlantic economy.  This documentary is about how a sugar plantation, called Betty’s Hope, was started in 1650 during colonial rule and gave many Antiguans economic support.  This plantation was owned by Sir Christopher Codrington, the governor of the Leeward Islands, and lasted from 1674 to 1944.  Today, the plantation is no longer operational and archaeologists use meticulous methods to uncover stories that would otherwise be silent forever.

Produced in 2015 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Copyright 2015 by Archaeological Legacy Institute

Advanced Laboratory for Visual Anthropology (California State University, Chico)

Antigua (Wikipedia)

Antiqua and Barbuda

Betty’s Hope (Wikipedia)

Betty’s Hope Archaeological and Bioarchaeological Field School: Antigua, Summer 2015 (California State University, Chico)