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The Oxford handbook of Caribbean archaeology

Author: William F Keegan; Corinne Lisette Hofman; Reniel Rodríguez Ramos
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Series: Oxford handbooks in archaeology.
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This title provides an overview of archaeological investigations in the insular Caribbean, understood here as the islands whose shores surround the Caribbean Sea and the islands of the Bahama Archipelago. The handbook brings together examples of the best research conducted by scholars from across the globe to address the complexity of the Caribbean past.
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Oxford handbook of Caribbean archaeology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012009019
(OCoLC)780415690
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William F Keegan; Corinne Lisette Hofman; Reniel Rodríguez Ramos
ISBN: 9780199971435 0199971439
OCLC Number: 857067125
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 594 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Contributors ; List of Figures ; List of Tables ; Islands of History and the Precolonial History of the Caribbean Islands ; 1. Introduction to the Archaeology of the Insular Caribbean ; William F. Keegan, Corinne L. Hofman, and Reniel Rodriguez Ramos ; 2. Caribbean Archaeology in Historical Perspective ; Peter E. Siegel ; 3. The Climatic Context for pre-Columbian Archaeology in the Caribbean ; Jago Cooper ; Ethnohistory ; 4. Indigenous Languages of the Caribbean ; Julian Granberry ; 5. The Tainos ; William F. Keegan ; 6. Kinship and Social Organization in the Prehistoric Caribbean ; Bradley Ensor ; 7. Ethnohistory of the Caribs ; Louis Allaire ; Culture History ; 8. The Arawak Diaspora: Perspectives from South America ; Michael Heckenberger ; 9. The Humanization of the Insular Caribbean ; Reniel Rodriguez Ramos, Jaime Pagan Jimenez, and Corinne Hofman ; 10. Gateway to the Mainland: Trinidad and Tobago ; Arie Boomert ; 11. Isthmo-Antillean Engagements ; Reniel Rodriguez Ramos ; 12. Huecoid Culture and the Antillean Agroalfarero (Farmer-Potter) Period ; Luis A. Chanlatte Baik ; 13. Saladoid ; Benoit Berard ; 14. The Southward Route Hypothesis ; Scott M. Fitzpatrick ; 15. The Post-Saladoid in the Lesser Antilles (AD 600/800-1492) ; Corinne L. Hofman ; 16. Meillacoid and the Origins of Classic Taino Society ; Peter Sinelli ; 17. Archaeological Practice, Archaic Presence and Interaction in Indigenous Societies in Cuba ; Jorge Ulloa Hung and Roberto Valcarcel Rojas. ; 18. Jamaica ; Kit Wesler ; 19. The Bahama archipelago ; Mary Jane Berman, Perry Gnivecki and Michael Pateman ; Creating History ; 20. Archaeological Views of Caribbean Seafaring ; Richard T. Callaghan ; 21. An Archaeology of Spatiality in the Caribbean ; Christopher F. Altes ; 22. Exchange as a Social Contract: A Perspective from the Microscale ; Joost Morsink ; 23. Studying Pre-Columbian Interaction Networks: Mobility and Exchange ; Angus A. A. Mol ; 24. Rethinking Chiefdoms in the Caribbean ; Joshua M. Torres ; 25. Household Archaeology ; Alice Samson ; 26. Zooarchaeology in the Caribbean: Current Research and Future Prospects ; Susan deFrance ; 27. Human-Plant Dynamics in the Precolonial Antilles: A Synthetic Update ; Jaime R. Pagan Jimenez ; 28. Stable Isotope Analysis of Paleodiet in the Caribbean ; William J. Pestle ; 29. Stable Isotope Research in Caribbean Contexts: New Perspectives on Old Questions ; Jason Laffoon ; 30. The Study of Pre-Columbian Human Remains in the Caribbean Archipelago: From Descriptive Osteology to a Bioarchaeological Approach ; Edwin F. Crespo Torres, Hayley L. Mickleburgh and Roberto Varcarcel Rojas ; 31. From Corpse Taphonomy to Mortuary Behavior in the Caribbean: A Case Study from the Lesser Antilles ; Menno L.P. Hoogland and Corinne L. Hofman ; 32. The DNA Evidence for the Human Colonization and Spread Across the Americas: Implications for the Peopling of the Caribbean ; Juan Martinez Cruzado ; 32. Rock Art of the Caribbean ; Michele H. Hayward, Lesley-Gail Atkinson, and Michael A. Cinquino, with contributions by Gerard Richard ; 33. Metals in the Indigenous Societies of the Insular Caribbean ; Roberto Valcarcel Rojas and Marcos Martinon Torres ; World History ; 34. New Directions in Caribbean Historical Archaeology ; Douglas V. Armstrong ; 36. Transcending Oppression: Contributions of Maroon Heritage to Freedom in World History ; E. Kofi Agorsah ; 37. The Construction of an Identity and the Politics of Remembering ; Carmen A. Laguer Diaz ; 38. Caribbean Archaeology in the Next 50 years ; Samuel M. Wilson
Series Title: Oxford handbooks in archaeology.
Other Titles: Caribbean archaeology
Responsibility: edited by William F. Keegan, Corinne L. Hofman, and Reniel Rodríguez Ramos.

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