A Bullet for Señor Cobos

Anarchy in the Galapagos

  • Ross W. Jamieson Simon Fraser University
Keywords: Historical Archaeology, Plantation, Firearms, Anarchy, Penal Colony

Abstract

From 1878-1904 the El Progreso Hacienda was run by Manuel J. Cobos on the island of San Cristóbal in the Galapagos. Cobos was shot by his own workers in 1904. This paper explores the relationship between anarchy, banditry, and modern firearms in this unique rural setting at the turn of the 20th century.

Author Biography

Ross W. Jamieson, Simon Fraser University

Ross Jamieson is an associate professor in the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada. With a focus on identity, material culture, and colonialism, Ross has worked on archaeological projects in Ecuador through most of his career. Address for correspondence: Dept. of Archaeology, SFU, 8888 University Dr, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada.

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Published
2019-01-26
How to Cite
Jamieson, R. W. (2019). A Bullet for Señor Cobos. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 5(2), 268-275. https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.33579
Section
Anarchy and Archaeology Forum - OPEN ACCESS