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Cuban Archaeology in the Caribbean (Hardcover)

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“Changes the conversation about Cuban archaeology as a whole, presenting groundbreaking data and interpretations that will be useful for prehistoric and historical archaeologists working the region.”—Samuel M. Wilson, author of The Archaeology of the Caribbean
In this volume, Ivan Roksandic and an international team of researchers trace population movement throughout the Caribbean, specifically to Cuba. Through analysis of early agriculture, burial customs, dental modification, pottery production, dietary patterns, and more, they present a new theory of mainland migration to Cuba and the Greater Antilles. The researchers tackle the complex early history of the region, deciphering patterns of migration, the interactions between island inhabitants, and the fate of indigenous groups after European contact. The multidisciplinary approach includes contributions from archaeology, physical anthropology, environmental archaeology, paleobotany, linguistics, and ethnohistory.

Adding to ongoing debates concerning migration and colonization, this volume examines the importance of landscape and seascape in shaping human experience; the role that contact and interaction between different groups play in building identity; and the contribution of native groups to the biological and cultural identity of post-contact and modern societies.
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Archaeology
Series Title: Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
Language: English
Street Date: September 20, 2016
TCIN: 51549713
UPC: 9781683400028
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-7405
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