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Author Wilson, Samuel Meredith, 1957-

Title The archaeology of the Caribbean / Samuel M. Wilson.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  972.901 WILS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 209 pages: illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge world archaeology.
Cambridge world archaeology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The first human colonization of the Caribbean -- 3. The Saladoid phenomenon -- 4. The Taino -- 5. The Caribbean on the eve of European contact -- 6. The Caribbean after the arrival of Europeans -- 7. Conclusions.
Summary "The Archaeology of the Caribbean is a comprehensive synthesis of Caribbean prehistory from the earliest settlement by humans more than 6,000 years ago to the time of European conquest of the islands, from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. Samuel Wilson reviews the evidence for migration and cultural change throughout the archipelago, dealing in particular with periods of cultural interaction when groups with different cultures and histories were in contact. He also examines the evolving relationship of the Caribbean people with their environment, as they developed increasingly productive economic systems over time, as well as the emergence of increasingly complex social and political systems, particularly in the Greater Antilles in the centuries before the European conquest. The Archaeology of the Caribbean also provides a review of the history of Caribbean archaeology and the individual scholars and ideas that have shaped the field."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Paleo-Indians -- Caribbean Area.
Saladoid culture -- Caribbean Area.
Indians of the West Indies -- Colonization.
Indians of the West Indies -- First contact with Europeans.
Indians of the West Indies -- Antiquities.
Caribbean Area -- Antiquities.
ISBN 9780521623339 (cloth)
0521623332 (cloth)
9780521626224 (paperback)
0521626226 (paperback)