Digital Reconstructions

Bunce Island  at low tide. The British slave traders lived in the castle on the north end of the island, while their free African workers, or "grumetes," lived in a village on the south end. Bunce Island employed as many as 600 grumetes during its peak period. The African foreman, who answered only to the chief agent, lived in a large house at the south end of the village. During Bunce Island's most prosperous period, the grumetes played a major role in operating the castle. The computer artist created this terrain model of the island based on topographical maps prepared by archaeologists.

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