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Joshua M. Torres
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About Me:
Anthropologist and Archaeologist working in Florida and the Circum-Caribbean.
Archaeologist/ PhD Candidate University of Florida
PhD Candidate (ABD), Anthropology, University of Florida. Tentative graduation 2009.

Master of Arts, Anthropology, University of Colorado. Degree conferred 2001

Thesis Title: Settlement Patterns and Political Geography of the Saladoid and Ostionoid Peoples of South Central Puerto Rico: An Exploration of Social Complexity on an Regional Level

Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of Colorado, cum laude, Degree conferred 1998.
Contact Information:
Department of Anthropology
Turlington Hall, Room 1112
PO Box 117305 Gainesville, FL 32611
Research Interests:
My research investigations are currently focused on the prehistoric societies of the Circum-Caribbean—and in particular the Greater Antilles.

My research interests are broad: Social Landscapes, community formation, social identity, the development of political institutions, ideology, symbolism, phenomenology, population and demography, pottery analysis, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis.
Curet, L. Antonio and Joshua M. Torres
2008. Plazas, Bateyes and Ceremonial Centers: The Social and Cultural Context of Tibes in the Ancient History of Puerto Rico. In Tibes: El Centro Ceremonial Indigena, edited by L. Antonio Curet. University of Alabama Press.

Torres, Joshua M.
2008. Tibes and the Social Landscape: Integration, Interaction and, the Community. In Tibes: El Centro Ceremonial Indigena, edited by L. Antonio Curet. University of Alabama Press.

Rodriguez-Ramos, Reniel, Torres, Joshua and Jose Oliver
2008. Rethinking Time in Caribbean Archaeology. In Island Shores, Distant Pasts: Archaeological and Biological Approaches to the Pre-Columbian Settlement of the Caribbean, edited by Scott Fitzpatrick. University of Florida Press, Gainesville.

Torres, Joshua M. and Reniel Rodriguez Ramos
2008. The Caribbean: A Continent Divided by Water. In GIS, Remote Sensing and Geophysicalling based on Caribbean Studies, edited by Basil Reid. University of Alabama Press. Tuscaloosa.

2005. Deconstructing the Polity: Communities and Social Landscapes of the Ceramic Age Peoples of South Central Puerto Rico. In Ancient Borinquen: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Puerto Rico, edited by Peter Siegel. University of Alabama Press

Curet, L. Antonio, Torres, J.M. and Rodriguez, M.A.
2004 Political and Social History of Eastern Puerto Rico: The Ceramic Age. In Late Ceramic Age Societies in the Eastern Caribbean. BAR International Series, Paris 14:59-85. Archaeopress, Oxford.
University of Florida
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At 11:15am on April 5, 2010, Theodore R. Morris said…
Hi can see my new paintinge my wed . I've stopped paainting the taino for now...not sure what I will do with them. So I'm doinng some paintings for my upcoming exhibits at Amelia Island and Naples.Hope alls well in the islands mon. Ted
At 10:21am on June 5, 2009, Steve Lenik said…
yeah good to talk to you. I took a look at xmind and it has helped shape some of my ideas in this dissertation chapter I'm working on.
I'm also trying to write up some of the Carib stuff I did on Dominica a couple years ago, I'll keep you posted on that.
At 8:11pm on April 5, 2009, Jonathan said…
Hello and thanks for the add.

How are you ?

I left a post in the Language group and thought perhaps you might have some insight on the subject.

By chance have you gotten a chance to read "Sociedad y Economia de los Tainos" by Francisco Moscoso ? I acquired a copy of the text, but have been unable to read it as I have been busy with school. I am happy to have acquired a copy of this text for my collection. I hope to study Pre Columbian and Post Columbian Religion among The Taino.
At 1:28pm on November 20, 2008, Bryan Burgos said…
I read your paper about Tibes, which has great information. I really learned a lot and I appreciate you having those papers on your website!. After reading your paper I got the book "Ancient Boriquen" by Peter Siegell and I'm almost done with it. I took and archaeology class in High School in Puerto Rico in 1990, now while reading the book and your papers I noticed that everything I knew of our indigenous past is changing. I'll continue reading the rest of your papers and I'll keep an eye for new papers too, I really appreciate the time you take to put those in your website! keep up the good work!
At 1:37am on November 1, 2008, Guy Marco said…
Are you going to check out POW-WOW this wekend?
Central Florida Fair Ground, High Way 50, Orlando.
At 2:14pm on October 1, 2008, Theodore R. Morris said…
Hi is my sketch for my first painting based on a Taino cemi from the Turks & Caicos. If the photos don't come through let me know at email: Any suggestions? Thanks, Ted
At 1:13pm on September 1, 2008, Lisa M. Marrero said…
Hi josh, just passing by to say HI, thank u for inviting me. best wishes.
At 3:16pm on August 29, 2008, Mark W. Hauser said…
Josh, thank you for inviting me. This looks like it might be a great forum.
At 1:17pm on August 9, 2008, adem medina cardona said…
Gooooood Morning Joshua and Max (too much cafe! jajaja)
Is there a way in which the system can be set so that as individual members post blog posts to their own pages, we can be notified. At this point I have no way of knowing who has posted without visiting each and every page. The good news is that ICN is growing in leaps and bounds. However, since some people post often and others not at all, it can be time consuming checking each members page. There are some truly awesome posts worth reading/viewing. I am posting one today that I would like to have everyone be aware of. Any hope for some type of front page list of new blog posts by our members? ~c
At 1:04pm on August 3, 2008, Ray Osborne said…
Hi, I was planning on having my new book at the Florida Voices Book Fair but they canceled. We are not going to cancel our plans to Gainesville but would like to visit the Museum. I am looking for material for my next book. Can you give me any suggestions in (finding aids) and contacts with the museum and collections?

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