Archaeological investigations at some of the Kingsley slave cabins produced artifacts that give us a glimpse into daily life at this slave community.
Hundreds of artifacts were recovered during the archaeological excavations in 1968 and 1981. Images from left to right: ginger beer bottle, ceramic and glass fragments, metal cross, bead. Gardening, hunting, fishing, and cooking occupied time after plantation work was finished. Clay pipes, handmade clay marbles, a harmonica, toothbrush, brass bell, and glass inkwell are other possessions found at the slave cabins – intriguing traces of the occupants’ personal lives.