Ancient Borinquen: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Native by Peter E. Siegel,Peter G. Roe,Joshua M. Torres,John G.

By Peter E. Siegel,Peter G. Roe,Joshua M. Torres,John G. Jones,Lee A. Newsom,Deborah M. Pearsall,Jeffrey B. Walker,Susan D. deFrance,Karen F. Anderson-Córdova,Anne V. Stokes,Daniel P. Wagner

Native American cultures of Puerto Rico sooner than the arriving of the Spanish in 1493.

A booklet at the prehistory of a latest geopolitical entity is artificial. It is not likely that prehistoric occupants well-known a similar limitations and replied to an identical political forces that operated within the formation of present countries, states, or cities. Yet, archaeologists generally have produced such volumes they usually often characterize anchors for ongoing study in a particular area, subsequently the island of Puerto Rico, its quick buddies, and the broader Caribbean basin.  

To various levels, this paintings addresses matters and attracts info from past the bounds of Puerto Rico simply because in prehistoric instances the water among islands most probably was once now not seen as a boundary in our glossy experience of the time period. the previous few many years have witnessed a development of extreme archaeological study at the island, from fabric tradition within the kind of lithics, ceramics, and rock paintings; to dietary, structure, and environmental stories; to rituals and social styles; to the aftermath of Conquest.  

Ancient Borinquen offers a entire evaluate of contemporary pondering, new facts, syntheses, and insights into present Puerto Rican archaeology, and it displays and illuminates comparable issues somewhere else within the West Indies, lowland South the United States, and crucial America.


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