Communities in Contact: Essays in archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography of the Amerindian circum-Caribbean

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Communities in Contact represents the outcome of the Fourth International Leiden in the Caribbean symposium entitled From Prehistory to Ethnography in the circum-Caribbean. The contributions included in this volume cover a wide range of topics from a variety of disciplines - archaeology, bioarchaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography - revolving around the themes of mobility and exchange, culture contact, and settlement and community. The application of innovative approaches and the multi-dimensional character of ...
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Overview

Communities in Contact represents the outcome of the Fourth International Leiden in the Caribbean symposium entitled From Prehistory to Ethnography in the circum-Caribbean. The contributions included in this volume cover a wide range of topics from a variety of disciplines - archaeology, bioarchaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography - revolving around the themes of mobility and exchange, culture contact, and settlement and community. The application of innovative approaches and the multi-dimensional character of these essays have provided exiting new perspectives on the indigenous communities of the circum-Caribbean and Amazonian regions throughout prehistory until the present.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789088900631
  • Publisher: Sidestone Press
  • Publication date: 12/17/2011
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,482,693
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Perface Corinne L. Hofman Anne Van Duijvenbode 9

Forward José R. Oliver 11

Mobility and Exchange

Unravelling the multi-scale networks of mobility and exchange in the pre-colonial circum-Caribbean Corinne L. Hofman Menno L.P. Hoogland 15

The social in the circum-Caribbean: Toward a transcontextual order Alexander Geurds 45

Bringing interaction into higher spheres: Social distance in the Late Ceramic Age Greater Antilles as seen through ethnohistorical accounts and the distribution of social valuables Angus A.A. Mol 61

Early phytocultural processes in the pre-Colonial Antilles: A pan-Caribbean survey for an ongoing starch grain research Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez 87

The circulation of jadeitite across the Caribbeanscape Reniel Rodríguez Ramos 117

'This relic of antiquity': Fifth to fifteenth century wood carvings from the southern Lesser Antilles Joanna Ostapkowicz Christopher Bronk Ramsey Alex C. Wiedenhoeft Fiona Brock Tom Higham Samuel M. Wilson 137

Much to choose from: The use and distribution of siliceous stone in the Lesser Antilles Sebastiaan Knippenberg 171

Diverse origins, similar diets: An integrated isotopic perspective from Anse á la Gourde, Guadeloupe Jason E. Laffoon Bart R. de Vos 187

Trio movements and the Amotopoan flux Jimmy L.J.A. Mans 205

Culture Contact

EI Chorro de Maíta: A diverse approach to a context of diversity Roberto Valcárcel Rojas Darlene A, Weston Hayley L. Mickleburgh Jason E. Laffoon Anne van Duijvenbode 225

Conflicting cosmologies: The exchange of brilliant objects between the Taíno of Hispaniola and the Spanish Floris W.M. Keehnen 253

In sickness and in health: Possibilities for studying the social and cultural implications of treponemal disease in the Caribbean area Rachel Schats 269

Through the eyes of the chronicler Adriana I. Churampi Ramírez 281

From Cayo to Kalinago: Aspects of Island Carib archaeology Arie Boomert 291

"Removed from off the face of the island": Late pre-Colonial and early Colonial Amerindian society in the Lesser Antilles Alistair J. Bright 307

An ethnohistorical approach of the Carib through written sources: The example of the Relation by Jacques Bouton Bernard Grunberg 327

De insulis Karaybicis relationes manuscripts: Adrien Le Breton, the last Jesuit missionary in the Carib island of St. Vincent Benoît Roux 343

John Nicholl: An Houre Glasse of Indian Newes (1607) Eugénie de Zutter 361

Pierre Pelleprat: A missionary between the Lesser Antilles and the Continent Emilie Chatrie 367

The first missionaries and the evangelization of black slaves in the Lesser Antilles in the early years of French colonization (1625-1655) Eric Roulet 379

Settlement and Community

Living islands of the Caribbean: A view of relative sea level change from the water's edge Jago Cooper Richard Boothroyd 393

Palaeoecology and human occupation during the Mid-Holocene in Puerto Rico: the case of Angostura Isabel C. Rivera-Collazo 407

The most beautiful house in the world: The archaeology of aesthetics in eastern Hispaniola Alice V.M. Samson 421

Plus d'une Langue (no more language / more than a language): Archaeology, history and ethnography in the Guiana highlands Renzo S. Duin 439

Ethnoarchaeology of the Amazonian house: Pre-Columbian and Jivaro continuity in Ecuador Stéphen Rostain 455

Contextualization of Amazonia artefacts: Indigenous cosmologies and the Nature/Culture divide Sonia Duin 475

Epilogue

Scale, hybridity, and perspective in the Caribbean and beyond Michael J, Heckenberger 491

List of Contributors 505

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