Caribbean Paleodemography: Population, Culture History, and Sociopoligical Processes in Ancient Puerto Rico

Caribbean Paleodemography: Population, Culture History, and Sociopoligical Processes in Ancient Puerto Rico

by L. Antonio Curet
     
 

ISBN-10: 081731461X

ISBN-13: 9780817314613

Pub. Date: 06/12/2005

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

L. Antonio Curet argues that population has been used casually by Caribbean archaeologists and proposes more rigorous and promising ways in which demographic factors can be incorporated in our modeling of past human behavior. He examines a number of demographic issues in island archaeology at various levels of analysis, including inter- and intra-island migration,…  See more details below

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L. Antonio Curet argues that population has been used casually by Caribbean archaeologists and proposes more rigorous and promising ways in which demographic factors can be incorporated in our modeling of past human behavior. He examines a number of demographic issues in island archaeology at various levels of analysis, including inter- and intra-island migration, carrying capacity, population structures, variables in prehistory, cultural changes, and the relationship with material culture and social development. With this work, Curet brings together the diverse theories on Greater Antilles island populations and the social and political forces governing their growth and migration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817314613
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
06/12/2005
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Demography and ancient populations in the Caribbean1
2Cultural and social history of ancient Puerto Rico11
3Migration, colonization, and cultural change : an anthropological approach27
4Ancient migrations in Puerto Rico : issues and possible explanations62
5Intraisland population trends : regional analysis95
6Population, carrying capacity, and population pressure : ancient demography of the valley of Maunabo144
7Paleodemography at the local level185
8Conclusions : paleodemography and Caribbean archaeology220

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