Highland House


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Parent name: Barbuda Historical Ecology Project

Project Details

Title:Highland House
Permalink:http://www.nabohome.org/cgi-bin/explore.pl?seq=139
Abstract:Highland House was a multi-purpose complex built in the highlands of Barbuda at the direction of William Codrington. The complex was started during the 1720\'s and it was in use into the early 19th century. This is a distinctive site in Caribbean historical archaeology in that it was built at least in part as a hunting lodge/vacation house for European\'s living in or visiting the region. It had a managerial role, and possibly a defensive role as well. Not directly related to sugar production, this site has the potential to reveal new insights on the life of Georgian gentlemen, as well as the enslaved, and possibly free, Afro-caribbean residents of this region during the 18th century.
Keywords:Historical,Archaeology,,post-Medieval,Archaeology,,Historical,Ecology,,Barbuda,,Antigua
Sponsors/Funders: NSF
GHEA
HERC
BARC
Country:Antigua and Barbuda
Region:Antigua/Barbuda
Project Start Year:2009

Account Owner

Contact: George Hambrecht
Institution: Anthropology Department, University of Maryland
Postal Address: College Park, Woods Hall
Post Code: 0111
Telephone: 301-405-1002
Email: ghambrec@umd.edu

Project Content

PDF File
BARC 2011-2 Highland House Excavation Preliminary Report [2.94 MB]
This is the preliminary report for the 2011 season excavations at the historic site of Highland House on Barbuda.


PDF File
BARC 2009-1 Highland House [0.33 MB]
This report presents the results of the 2009 survey of the historic site Highland House on Barbuda.


Close-up_of_Structure_J.JPG Close-up overhead of Structure J [2.88 MB]
This structure, cleared out in January 2011, might be either a kitchen or wash-house. The report on this is coming soon.


Main_House.JPG Overhead shot of the Main House [3.09 MB]
This is an overhead of the main house at Highland House. All overheads were taken by Garšar Gušmundsson.


Structure_J_and_Group_2.JPG Overhead of Structure J and Group 2 [2.81 MB]
This overhead shows the relationship between Structure J, the drain and Group 2. All overheads were taken by Garšar Gušmundsson.


Structures_J_-_G_-_H_+_I.JPG Overhead of Structures J, G, H and I. [0.00 MB]
This overhead shows the relationship between some of the outbuildings of Highland House. All overheads were taken by Garšar Gušmundsson.




Project Location

Latitude: 17.66606°N
Longitude: 61.79035°W