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dc.contributor.authorBright, Alistair J.
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-10T16:25:05Z
dc.date.available2021-03-10T16:25:05Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifierONIX_20210310_9789088900716_15
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47174
dc.description.abstractThis study represents a contribution to the pre-Colonial archaeology of the Windward Islands in the Caribbean. The research aimed to determine how the Ceramic Age (ca. 400 BC – AD 1492) Amerindian inhabitants of the region related to one another and others at various geographic scales, with a view to better understanding social interaction and organization within the Windward Islands as well the integration of this region within the macro-region. An island-by-island study of some 640 archaeological sites and their ceramic assemblages provided insight into settlement sequences, patterns and micro-mobility through time, besides highlighting various configurations of sites spread across different islands that were united by shared ceramic (decorative) traits. By extending the comparative scope of this research, possible material cultural influences from more distant regions could be suggested. While Windward Island communities certainly developed a localized material cultural identity, they remained open to a host of wide-ranging influences outside the Windward Island micro-region, flexibly realigning themselves particularly with numerous mainland South American communities in Late Ceramic Age times (ca. AD 700-1500).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HD Archaeology
dc.subject.otherCaribbean archaeology
dc.subject.otherisland archaeology
dc.subject.otherhousehold archaeology
dc.subject.otherTaíno
dc.titleBlood is thicker than water
dc.title.alternativeAmerindian intra- and inter-insular relationships and social organization in the pre-Colonial Windward Islands
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy471fd6d5-f295-4fd0-a13a-e60a6420f603
oapen.relation.isFundedByda087c60-8432-4f58-b2dd-747fc1a60025
oapen.collectionDutch Research Council (NWO)
oapen.imprintSidestone Press Dissertations
oapen.pages400
oapen.place.publicationLeiden


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