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Archaeology of the Circum-Caribbean


Archaeology of the Circum-Caribbean

This group is dedicated to discussing topics related to the pre and post Colonial histories and archaeologies of the Circum-Caribbean.

Location: Gainesville, Florida
Members: 67
Latest Activity: Apr 3


The purpose of this forum is provide a place for archaeologists, historians, indigenous groups and other interested people to share ideas and information about the Caribbean's past. Further, we need not limit ourselves to exchanges of references and data. I hope that this space will also serve as a venue for voicing perspectives on the practice of contributing to and creating histories of the region--a process we are all engaged in.

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Comment by Ray Osborne on April 5, 2009 at 2:27pm
Has anybody read, The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus (Paperback) by Irving Rouse ?
Comment by Ray Osborne on January 30, 2009 at 1:24pm
Does these names mean anything to you?

"Otchagua" or perhaps "Otchaqua" a Ais Village in 1710 map
Comment by Rixturey on December 2, 2008 at 12:38pm
The link was for an article on metallurgy in Caribbean (Guanin in the Caribbean).
Comment by Rixturey on December 2, 2008 at 11:21am
Somehow the link didn't go thru, here it is:
Comment by Rixturey on November 30, 2008 at 8:21pm
Rock Art of the Caribbean

Edited Michele H. Hayward, Lesley-Gail Atkinson, and Michael A. Cinquino

This compilation, by an international grouping of scholars, focuses on the nature of Caribbean rock art or rock graphics and makes clear the region's substantial and distinctive rock art tradition. Thorough and comparative, it includes data on the history of rock graphic research, the nature of the assemblages (image numbers, types, locations), and the legal, conservation, and research status of the image sites. Chapters on these topics cover research on the islands of Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Aruba, and Bonaire. The prehispanic rock art and other ceremonial structures and artifacts, along with enthnohistorical accounts of the region at Contact, projected backward in time, all point to an active ritual and ceremonial life involving commoners, religious specialists, and elites in differing and interconnected roles and for diverse purposes. The selective use of
common rock graphic design and physical elements can be seen in the distribution and execution of the carved and painted images. Pecked, ground, abraded, and scratched petroglyphs, along with pictographs done frequently in red, black, white, and orange hues
are found on a range of rock surfaces including limestones, granites, diorites, and andesites. Caves/rock shelters and rock formations associated with water sources (water ways, pools, ocean) account for the two most common locations, followed by ball court sites, inland rock outcroppings and beach rock.
In addition to specific area presentations, the work includes a review of recent advances in Caribbean rock graphic studies including dating and interpretative models; the application of a new documentation method and resulting computer manipulation advantages; a conservation project in Jamaica that has implications for the preservation and interpretation of the site; and a proposed dating sequence for the Lesser Antillean Windward Islands.

Michele H. Hayward is an Archaeologist for Panamerican Consultants,Inc. Lesley-Gail Atkinson is an Archaeologist for the Jamaica National Heritage Trust. Michael A. Cinquino is an Archaeologist for Panamerican Consultants, Inc.

Philip Allsworth-Jones / Gabriel Atiles Bidó / Lesley-Gail Atkinson / Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique
Michael A. Cinquino / Racso Fernández Ortega
Divaldo A. Gutierrez Calvache / Jay B. Haviser
Michele H. Hayward / Sofia Jönsson Marquet
Harold J. Kelly / George V. Landon / Adolfo López Belando / Johannes Loubser / Gérard Richard
Peter G. Roe / W. Brent Seales / José B. González Tendero / Ken Wild / John H. Winter / Pedro Alvarado Zayas

Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory Series
L. Antonio Curet, Series Editor

spring.summer 2009
Comment by Anita Pagan on November 20, 2008 at 3:12pm
Have you searched the Spanish archives? They may have something there...
Comment by Joshua M. Torres on November 19, 2008 at 12:58am
Friends, Does anyone know what the earliest European map of Puerto Rico is. And where I can get a digital copy? I have searche the Library of Congress disgital collection and the Floridal PALMM archives. Thanks...
Comment by Rixturey on October 24, 2008 at 6:10pm
Hello all,

Thought you might like to view photos from the Detroit Publishing company -- some taken right after the American occupation and color photos from the 1940s. The link is:
Comment by Ray Osborne on October 17, 2008 at 3:29pm

Comment by Ray Osborne on October 17, 2008 at 3:29pm
I want to take our archeology seminars into virtual reality. As a historical writer it has been a goal of mine to get history into new media. And of course prehistory too.

I run the

Florida Archaeology Yahoo Group.

As I said on the main page Caribbean prehistory is welcome too.

I welcome you posting your pictures of artifacts in the photo albums there . Or commenting via email during our seminar tomorrow.

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