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Saba's First Inhabitants : A Story of 3300 Years of Amerindian Occupation Prior to European Contact 1800

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This book tells the story of the indigenous inhabitants of the Caribbean island of Saba prior to European colonization, based on 30 years of archaeological research conducted by Leiden University in collaboration with the government and people of Saba. The pre-colonial history of Saba begins around 3800 years ago with the first fishers-foragers and plant managers occupying the interior of the island at Plum Piece, Fort Bay, The Level and Great Point. The exceptional character of Saba with its volcano, diverse vegetation, and fauna, attracted Amerindian communities from the prime episode of human occupation of the insular Caribbean, first on a temporary basis and later, from AD 400 on, permanently. They then settled in Spring Bay, Kelbey's Ridge, Windwardside, St. Johns, and The Bottom just like today. Their villages consisted of a series of dwellings of wood, fibers and leafs, surrounded by hearths and garbage dumps. The deceased were buried in the village, often under the floor of the houses. The Amerindians on Saba maintained extensive relationships with communities and kin on neighboring islands. The artefacts which have been found on Saba show these connections.
Number of Pages: 112.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Caribbean + West Indies / Cuba, Caribbean + West Indies / General, Americas (North + Central + South + West Indies)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: David Brown Book Co
Author: Corinne L. Hofman
Language: English
Street Date: April 30, 2016
TCIN: 50881759
UPC: 9789088903595
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-3657

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