New PDF release: Rethinking Puerto Rican Precolonial History (Caribbean

By Reniel Rodríguez Ramos

ISBN-10: 0817317023

ISBN-13: 9780817317027

ISBN-10: 0817356096

ISBN-13: 9780817356095

The heritage of Puerto Rico has frequently been anticipated as a chain of colonizations-various indigenous peoples from Archaic via Taíno have been successively invaded, assimilated, or eradicated, via the Spanish entrada, which used to be then converted via African traditions and, for the reason that 1898, via the USA. in fact extra advanced, yet in lots of methods Puerto Rico continues to be one of many final colonies on the earth. This quantity specializes in the successive indigenous cultures of Puerto Rico sooner than 1493.

  conventional experiences of the cultures of indigenous peoples of the Caribbean have established on ceramic reports, in accordance with the archaeological version built via Irving Rouse which has guided Caribbean archaeology for many years. Rodríguez Ramos departs from this technique through imposing lithics because the fundamental unit for tracing the origins and advancements of the indigenous peoples of Puerto Rico. reading the technological kinds keen on the construction of stone artifacts within the island via time, in addition to the review of a list of greater than 500 radiocarbon dates recovered on the grounds that Rouse's version emerged, the writer offers a very leading edge research revealing replacement views on Puerto Rico's pre-Columbian culture-historical series. through using a multiscalar layout, he not just not just presents an research of the plural ways that the precolonial peoples of the island interacted and negotiated their identities but in addition exhibits how the cultural landscapes of Puerto Rico, the Antilles, and the larger Caribbean formed and have been formed by way of together constituting tactics via time.

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