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Languages of the Pre-Columbian Antilles
     

Languages of the Pre-Columbian Antilles

by Julian Granberry
 

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This work formulates a testable hypothesis of the origins and migration patterns of the aboriginal peoples of the Greater Antilles, the Lucayan Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the northernmost of the Leeward Islands, prior to European contact. Using archaeological data as corroboration, the authors synthesize evidence that has been available in scattered locales for

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This work formulates a testable hypothesis of the origins and migration patterns of the aboriginal peoples of the Greater Antilles, the Lucayan Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the northernmost of the Leeward Islands, prior to European contact. Using archaeological data as corroboration, the authors synthesize evidence that has been available in scattered locales for more than 500 years but which has never before been correlated and critically examined.

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" . . . A 'must have' for the reference shelf and a thought provoking study for a growing number of people who are interested in finding out all they can about the Taino and other indigenous peoples of the Caribbean, and not just a book for Caribbean linguists, archaeologists, and historians."
—H-NET BOOK REVIEW

"The meat of the book is its linguistic analysis supporting a model of the colonization of the Antilles, along with an ethnohistorical analysis, both of which present fresh material and ideas unavailable elsewhere and which correct errors that are still in the literature."

—Vernon J. Knight Jr., The University of Alabama

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817314163
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
1
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Julian Granberry is Language Coordinator with Native American Language Services in Florida and author of numerous publications, including A Grammar and Dictionary of the Timucua Language. Gary S. Vescelius was the second Territorial Archaeologist of the U.S. Virgin Islands before his death in 1982.

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