Cambridge World Archaeology: The Archaeology of the Caribbean (Hardback)
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Cambridge World Archaeology: The Archaeology of the Caribbean (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/07/2007
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A comprehensive synthesis of Caribbean prehistory from the earliest settlement by humans more than 4000 years BC, to the time of European conquest of the islands. The Caribbean was the last large area in the Americas to be populated, and its relative isolation allowed unique cultures to develop. 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. Wilson also provides a review of the history of Caribbean archaeology and the individual scholars and ideas that have shaped the field.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521623339
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 424 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Wilson offers a well-organised, well-written and timely study of Caribbean archaeology that underscores the dynamic and diverse nature of Caribbean societies before and after the arrival of Europeans.' New West Indian Guide
"Wilson does a masterful job of bringing [new studies and perspectives] together to revise prevailing notions of cultural development...This book is a significant contribution for those interested in island archaeology, archaeologists who work throughout the Americas, and Caribbeanists in particular." Journal of Anthropological Research, William F. Keegan, Florida Museum of Natural History

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