Caribbean Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 2, June

Archaeological Investigation of Suriname Maroon Ancestral Communities
The following report outlines archaeological findings from two eighteenth-century Maroon ancestral settlements in Suriname, South America. Maroons are descendants of escaped slaves and their social development presents a unique perspective of African-Diaspora...
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Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean
Basil Reid (Ed.): Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2008. 234 pp. ______Historians, anthropologists, and archaeologists have agreed for decades that the Caribbean is an ideal laboratory...
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Caribbean Archaeology and Material Culture
IntroductionThis special issue of Caribbean Quarterly is the first to be devoted to archaeology. It is intended to demonstrate both the extensive opportunities for archaeological work across the Caribbean as well as some of the variety of approaches...
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Foreword
Caribbean Quarterly, Volume 55, No. 2, June, 2009, is a special issue entitled : Caribbean Archeology and Material culture. It is appropriate that this area of Caribbean study is being addressed for the first time by Caribbean Quarterly as the Departments...
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Jamaican Taíno 'Shellsmithing' Techniques Explored: A Study in Method1
IntroductionJamaica was inhabited by two separate groups of pre-Columbian people. The Ostionoid, or as James Lee called them, the Redware people arrived approximately A.D 650 ± 120^sup 2^, settling several known sites on the southwestern coast and on...
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Linstead Market before Linstead? Eighteenth-Century Yabbas and the Internal Market System of Jamaica
IntroductionThe role of Linstead market in the internal economy of post-emancipation Jamaica has been the subject of numerous popular and academic discussions. Indeed there is ample documentary evidence that points to its existence at least as early...
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Planning the Past: Heritage Tourism & Post-Colonial Politics at Port Royal
Anita M. Waters, Planning the Past: Heritage Tourism & Post-Colonial Politics at Port Royal Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006. 125 pp.Port Royal, Jamaica, is a site which has been recognised as having global as well as regional and local historical...
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Prehistoric Guiana
Denis Williams, Prehistoric Guiana, Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle, 2003. 471 pp.Prehistoric Guiana by Denis Williams represents an important scholarly milestone in South American Lowland archaeology. Comprising 471 pages and interspersed with an array...
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Proceedings of the XXI Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology
Basil Reid, Henri Petitjean Roget, and Antonio Curet (Eds.): Proceedings of the XXI Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology. St. Augustine, Trinidad: School of Continuing Studies, University of the West Indies, 2007. Two volumes,...
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Re-Imagining Public Space: Jamaica's Main Square 1534-2000(1)
Emancipation Square is the principal square in Spanish Town, the former capital of Jamaica. Today's square is a re-used space: formally, in that two of its sides are carried over from the original Spanish ground plan of 1534; physically, as it is still...
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Small Islands, Large Settlements: Archaeology at Les ÎLes De la Petite Terre, Guadeloupe, F.W.I.1
IntroductionBetween 1998 and 2000, three archaeological fieldwork campaigns were carried out at the islands of Petite Terre, F.W.I., by teams of archaeologists from Leiden, the Netherlands. The investigations, directed by the author, then working at...
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Targeting the Jamaican Ostionoid: The Blue Marlin Archaeological Project1
Status of Jamaican Prehistory and Redware StudiesThe study of Jamaica's earliest prehistory has yet to receive concentrated and widespread attention from archaeologists. One reason for this is that, until recently, too few professional archaeologists...
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The Earliest Inhabitants: The Dynamics of the Jamaican Taíno
Lesley-Gail Atkinson (Ed.). The Earliest Inhabitants: The Dynamics of the Jamaican Taino. Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press, 2006. 215 pp.This collection of essays serves as an excellent introduction for both the student and the scholar...
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The Intrinsic Value of Cultural Heritage and Its Relationship to Sustainable Tourism Development: The Contrasting Experiences of Jamaica and Japan
"....tourism has become the biggest industry in the world, and cultural heritage provides much of its life-blood" (Swedish International Development Agency [SIDA], 1998).IntroductionIt is an accepted fact that tourism is a dynamic element of national...
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The Jewish Community of Early Colonial Nevis: A Historical Archaeological Study
Michelle M. Terrell, The Jewish Community of Early Colonial Nevis: A Historical Archaeological Study. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2005. 182 + xiv pp.Scholars rarely include details of the tortuous process involved with archival and...
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Through Women's Eyes: Architectural Sketches of the West Indies
IntroductionThe traditional view of European colonization of the Caribbean is that the colonisers invariably carried their cultural forms with them. Architectural designs were no different. Yet there is evidence that there were adaptations to the local...
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