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Lesser Antillean Rock Art of the Caribbean: A Regional Perspective

Author(s): Michael Cinquino ; Frank Schieppati ; Michele Hayward

Year: 2015

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Summary

Dubelar's 1995 compendium of rock art sites including sketches and photographs of the petroglyphs from the Lesser Antilles remains a critical resource for the study of the region's prehistoric images. The work has been supplemented in recent years with additional documentation efforts of known and newly discovered sites. The focus of this paper is on the characterization of Lesser Antillean rock art by detailing site and image distributional patterns across the arc of various islands. The Hofman el al 2007 investigation, among others, of shifting trade and sociopolitical networks during the area's prehistoric period provides an interpretive context.

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Lesser Antillean Rock Art of the Caribbean: A Regional Perspective. Michele Hayward, Frank Schieppati, Michael Cinquino. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395807)


Keywords

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Caribbean Rock Art

Geographic Keywords
Caribbean


Spatial Coverage

min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America