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Annapolis Hoodoo Archaeology Find

Unread post by bluesprof » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:06 pm

Recently University of Maryland archaeologists found new evidence of hoodoo practice surviving in Annapolis as late as 1920 (although as Bri said it still is). The finding is based on an excavation in an 18th century mansion in the Annapolis historic district. Following are several links to online articles about the find.
Very interesting. For those of us living in areas or homes that had/have African American populations in the 1930s or before you might want to think about pursuing your own archaeological digs!

http://www.newsdesk.umd.edu/sociss/rele ... cleID=1091
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 01564.html
http://sonic.net/yronwode/arcane-archiv ... olis-1.php

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Re: Annapolis Hoodoo Archaeology Find

Unread post by Miss Bri » Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:11 pm

Hoodoo lives in Annapolis right now. I lived there for two years starting in 2001 and had many hoodoo related moments, one of which involved a red mojo bag hanging on a tree outside of my dorm :-)
Thanks for the links.
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Maryland Hoodoo Archeology Artifacts Anthropology Documents

Unread post by Benita78 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:15 pm

I heard about this briefly when this article first came out, but didn't think about posting it. I think it's interesting because I live near MD and have been trying to collect information about Hoodoo in Va (where i live) and MD. Sorry to not have posted the link (not very computer savy) and also that this is a couple of years late. Hopefully no one else has posted this yet. Anyhow hope you enjoy reading it!


October 21, 2008
Under Maryland Street, Ties to African Past By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

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Re: Hoodoo Artifacts found in MD

Unread post by Benita78 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:22 am

I didn't purposely try to violate any copyright laws. I obviously wasn't paying attention when I posted it and that was my error. I am not a thief or trying to break any rules. Thank you for addressing my mistake.

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Hoodoo Talismans Found In Maryland Plantation

Unread post by Joseph Magnuson » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:15 am

Here is a rather interesting story posted to AOL News site on Feb. 14th 2011:

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/14/slave ... lantation/

Very well written, yet short, article on use of what looks like a Indian Head penny, arrowheads etc...

The author, Mara Gay also writes for The Root ( http://www.theroot.com/ ) a website that comments on news from a black perspective. A good site... She knows her stuff!

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Re: Hoodoo Talismans Found In Maryland Plantation

Unread post by EavanStar » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:16 am

Thats actually pretty cool! :p It makes history come alive, to contemplate the lives and doings of those who came before you. Thanks for sharing. :D
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