Trade in Ceramics on Guam in the Wake of the Manila Galleon

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Title

Trade in Ceramics on Guam in the Wake of the Manila Galleon

Description

Various colonial factors led to the Mariana Islands being one of the most economically isolated areas of the Pacific from the late 17th century until the late 18th century. This isolation is reflected in the dearth of artifacts of European and Asian origin in the archaeological record. Starting in the late 18th century rules on public trade were relaxed and outside goods became more readily available in the Marianas, if still uncommon. This paper considers the ceramic collection from the Rosario House located in Hagatna, Guam. The Rosario House has the largest data set of imported Euro-American and Asian historical artifacts that has been discovered in the Mariana Islands to date. The collection is dominated by Provincial Chinese porcelains and stonewares but also includes a sample of refined European earthenwares.

Creator

Lon E. Bulgrin

Publisher

The Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Date

11/24/2017

Rights

Lon E. Bulgrin

Files

Bulgrin final.pdf

Citation

Lon E. Bulgrin , “Trade in Ceramics on Guam in the Wake of the Manila Galleon ,” The MUA Collection, accessed August 16, 2018, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1829.

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