Caribbean Archaeology (Other Keyword)

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American Indians After A.D. 1492: a Case Study of Forced Culture Change (1988)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Barbara A. Purdy.

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The Earliest Dated Skeletal Remains from the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mirjana Roksandic. Sagrario Balladares. Leonardo Lechado. Donald Byers.

A recent discovery of a female skeleton from Monkey Point – a shell matrix site on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua – represents the earliest confirmed evidence of the occupation of the region. In 2014, the skeleton eroded from the profile (left unprotected after the excavations in the 1970s) prompting rescue excavations. The skeleton was not disturbed, and the excavations could follow proper archaeological procedures, allowing us to reconstruct the burial position and to attempt chronometric 14C...

History and Research Potential of the Hale Smith Collection from Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan National Historic Site, National Park Service (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Paola A Schiappacasse.

This presentation reconstructs the history of the archaeological collection resulting from the 1961 excavations at the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro in San Juan, Puerto Rico carried out by Dr. Hale Smith, from a collections management perspective.  A chronological timeline of the field and laboratory work will allow understanding the type and amount of analyses that has been completed for this collection. Particular consideration is given to the current location of the artifacts, notes and...

In the Shadow of Sugar: Dwelling in the Post-Emancipation Era, Montserrat (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Samantha Ellens.

This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. Archaeological scholarship on Afro-Caribbean experiences in the Lesser Antilles has increasingly focused on the economic and social conditions of the post-emancipation period. This paper discusses material data collected from a plantation complex once containing a late 19th- to 20th-century village that supplied labor to the citrus lime industry on Montserrat. Excavated material...

An Introduction to the Maritime Cultural Landscape of Colonial St. Croix, USVI (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Olivia L. Thomas.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "The Nuts and Bolts of Ships: The J. Richard Steffy Ship Reconstruction Laboratory and the future of the archaeology of Shipbuilding" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Caribbean island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, has a long and complicated past stretching from the pre-Columbian indigenous inhabitants, to its sugar and cotton plantations, and current status as a United States territory. Known as the...

Island Hopper: Theodoor de Booy and Archaeology in the Caribbean (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only L. Antonio Curet.

Like many other regions, the colonial experience in the Caribbean included the arrival of foreign archaeologists, mostly from the United States or Europe representing museums, universities, or scientific academies forming what has been called ‘imperial science.’ The objects, specimens, and archival documentation gathered during their research were taken back to their countries and today form part of major collections in museums throughout the world. Theodoor deBooy of the Museum of the American...

A Life of Limes and Leisure: A Post-Emancipation Quaker Elite Site in Montserrat, West Indies (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Samantha Ellens.

This is an abstract from the "Working on the 19th-Century" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. This paper presents results of a recent archaeological survey and excavation at an elite Quaker site on Montserrat. In the early 1870s, the success of the Sturge family’s prosperous lime enterprise, The Montserrat Company Ltd., enabled John Edmund Sturge and his wife Jane to construct a residence known as "The Cot" overlooking the town of Salem. The home...

A Methodological Analysis of Vertebrate Remains from Coconut Walk, Nevis, West Indies (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Meagan Clark. Scott M. Fitzpatrick. Christina M. Giovas. Frances White.

The accelerated pace of Pre-Columbian archaeological research in the Caribbean over the last 20 years has afforded great opportunity to better understand past human-ecosystem relationships in the region and how these have been shaped by natural and cultural processes. In keeping with this research agenda, we report the results from a robust analysis of 18,500+ marine and terrestrial vertebrate remains recovered from a dense midden deposit at the Late Ceramic Age (AD 760-1440) site of Coconut...

The Ruins of a Plantation-Era Landscape: Using LiDAR and Pedestrian Survey to Locate Montserrat’s 17th-19th Century Colonial Past. (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brendan Doucet. Athena I Zissis. John F. Cherry. Krysta Ryzewski.

The Caribbean island of Montserrat’s historic and prehistoric cultural history is threatened by volcanic activity, modern development, and the natural processes accompanying mountainous, tropical environments.  Survey and Landscape Archaeology on Montserrat (SLAM) aims to document the nature and location of archaeological sites to inform our understanding of the island’s colonial landscape.  Because many areas are not easily accessible, SLAM conducted a hybrid survey process utilizing LiDAR...

"Winged Worldviews": Human-Bird Entanglements in Northern Venezuela, A.D. 1000–1500 (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Maria Magdalena Antczak. Andrzej T. Antczak.

Drawing from archaeology, zooarchaeology, ethnohistory, ethnology, and avian biogeography, this paper aims at (re)constructing the interrelations between indigenous peoples and birds in north-central Venezuela, between AD 1000 and 1500. Amerindian narratives and premises of perspectival ontology from the South American Lowlands suggest that certain birds were more closely interrelated with humans then other beings. The analyses of nearly 3000 avian bone remains recovered in six late Ceramic Age...