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Early Settlers of the Insular CaribbeanDearchaizing the Archaic

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Early Settlers of the Insular Caribbean: Dearchaizing the Archaic offers a comprehensive coverage of the most recent advances in interdisciplinary research on the early human settling of the Caribbean islands. It covers the time span of the so-called Archaic Age and focuses on the Middle to Late Holocene period which - depending on specific case studies discussed in this volume - could range between 6000 BC and AD 1000. A similar approach to the early settlers of the Caribbean islands has never been published in one volume, impeding the realization of a holistic view on indigenous peoples' settling, subsistence, movements, and interactions in this vast and naturally diversified macroregion. Delivered by a panel of international experts, this book provides recent and new data in the fields of archaeology, collection studies, palaeo­botany, geomorphology, paleoclimate and bioarchaeology that challenge currently existing perspectives on early human settlement patterns, subsistence strategies, migration routes and mobility and exchange. This publication compiles new approaches to 'old' data and museum collections, presents the results of starch grain analysis, paleocoring, seascape modelling, and network analysis. Moreover, it features newer published data from the islands such as Margarita and Aruba. All the above-mentioned data compiled in one volume fills the gap in scholarly literature, transforms some of the interpretations in vogue and enables the integration of the first settlers of the insular Caribbean into the larger Pan-American perspective. This book not only provides scholars and students with compelling new and interdisciplinary perspectives on the Early Settlers of the Insular Caribbean. It is also of interest to unspecialized readers as it discusses subjects related to archaeology, anthropology, and - broadly speaking - to the intersections between humanities and social and environmental sciences, which are of great interest to the present-day general public. Contents: Table of Contents List of Contributors List of Figures List of Tables Introduction Corinne L. Hofman and Andrzej T. Antczak Dearchaizing the Caribbean Archaic Andrzej T. Antczak and Corinne L. Hofman I. ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES AND SUBSISTENCE STRATEGIES Gone with the Waves: Sea level rise, ancient territories, and the socioenvironmental context of the mid-Holocene maritime mobility in the Pan-Caribbean region Isabel C. Rivera-Collazo Archaeological evidence and the potential effects of Paleo-Tsunami Events during the Archaic Age in the Southern Caribbean Jay B. Haviser Natural and anthropogenic landscape change and the submergence and emergence of the Archaic Age settlement on the eastern edge of the Anegada Passage John G. Crock Ecosystem engineering during the human occupations of the Lesser Antilles Peter E. Siegel, John G. Jones, Deborah M. Pearsall, Nicholas P. Dunning, Pat Farrell, Neil A. Duncan, and Jason H. Curtis On the way to the islands: The role of domestic plants in the initial peopling of the Antilles Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez, Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, and Corinne L. Hofman Subsistence strategies and food consumption patterns of Archaic Age populations from Cuba: From traditional perspectives to current analytical results Yadira Chinique de Armas, Roberto Rodríguez Suárez, William M. Buhay, and Mirjana Roksandic II. LOCAL DEVELOPMENTS AND REGIONAL ENTANGLEMENTS The first settlers: Lithic through Archaic times in the coastal zone and on the offshore islands of northeast South America Arie Boomert Early indigenous occupations of Margarita Island and the Venezuelan Caribbean Andrzej T. Antczak, Luis A. Lemoine Buffet, Ma. Magdalena Antczak, and Valentí Rull The Archaic Age of Aruba: New evidence on the first migrations into the island H


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