Beyond the Blockade: New Currents in Cuban Archaeology

Beyond the Blockade: New Currents in Cuban Archaeology

by Susan Kepecs
     
 

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This innovative volume builds on dialogues opened in recent years between Cuban archaeologists, whose work has long been carried out behind closed doors, and their international colleagues.  The chapters included herein span a wide range of subjects across the full chronological spectrum.  Thus this volume makes a crucial contribution to the field of

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This innovative volume builds on dialogues opened in recent years between Cuban archaeologists, whose work has long been carried out behind closed doors, and their international colleagues.  The chapters included herein span a wide range of subjects across the full chronological spectrum.  Thus this volume makes a crucial contribution to the field of archaeology on many fronts, not the least of which is the sharing of information across the blockade.

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“An excellent range of topics from pre-Columbian and colonial- period archaeology, including heritage and conservation of colonial buildings, which will appeal to a broad readership. The sensitive issue of blockade is brilliantly discussed. . . .The authors succeeded in keeping my interest and attention level high throughout the book.”
—José R. Oliver, UniversityCollege of London

“The volume, as a whole, gives the reader a very interesting overview of the state and history of Cuban archeology, as well as its future directions. It is not so technical that a newcomer to the subject would get lost, and the chapters are all concise and engaging. Since most of the contributors are Cuban, much of what you take away from the book is couched in the island’s scientific tradition, which is itself an interesting glimpse of a foreign approach to research. I strongly recommend Beyond the Blockade to anyone interested in learning about Cuban archeology or furthering their knowledge of the Caribbean.”—Field Notes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817317201
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
12/12/2010
Series:
Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Kepecs is an honorary fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

L. Antonio Curet is Associate Curator in the Department of Anthropology at the FieldMuseum in Chicago.

Gabino La Rosa Corzo is research archaeologist at the Centro de Antropología in Havana.

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