The Archaeology and History of Slavery.

Slavery, which forms a major part of human history, has affected every section of human society worldwide. Archaeology breaks the complexities of slavery through unearthing the remnants, and reconstruction of past societies. The origin of slavery is subjective. As long as one can trace back the history and origin of human civilization, so long can be the evidence of slavery. A bleak attempt can be seen in the Code of Hammurabi from ancient Mesopotamia 1754BCE which discusses the legal framework governing slavery. In this article, an attempt has been made to study the history of slavery through archaeology in the context of African- American Slavery.

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