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Ancient Borinquen: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Native by Peter E. Siegel,Peter G. Roe,Joshua M. Torres,John G.

By Peter E. Siegel,Peter G. Roe,Joshua M. Torres,John G. Jones,Lee A. Newsom,Deborah M. Pearsall,Jeffrey B. Walker,Susan D. deFrance,Karen F. Anderson-Córdova,Anne V. Stokes,Daniel P. Wagner

Native American cultures of Puerto Rico ahead of the coming of the Spanish in 1493.

A booklet at the prehistory of a latest geopolitical entity is artificial. It is not going that prehistoric occupants well-known a similar limitations and spoke back to an identical political forces that operated within the formation of present international locations, states, or cities. Yet, archaeologists normally have produced such volumes and so they regularly symbolize anchors for ongoing learn in a selected area, hence the island of Puerto Rico, its speedy friends, and the broader Caribbean basin.  

To various levels, this paintings addresses matters and attracts info from past the bounds of Puerto Rico simply because in prehistoric instances the water among islands most probably used to be now not seen as a boundary in our smooth feel of the time period. the previous couple of many years have witnessed a progress of excessive archaeological learn at the island, from fabric tradition within the type of lithics, ceramics, and rock artwork; to dietary, structure, and environmental stories; to rituals and social styles; to the aftermath of Conquest.  

Ancient Borinquen offers a entire assessment of modern pondering, new information, syntheses, and insights into present Puerto Rican archaeology, and it displays and illuminates comparable matters somewhere else within the West Indies, lowland South the USA, and relevant America.


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