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Crossing the borders [electronic resource] : new methods and techniques in the study of archaeological materials from the Caribbean / edited by Corinne L. Hofman, Menno L.P. Hoogland, and Annelou L. van Gijn.

Publication:
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2008.
Series:
Caribbean archaeology and ethnohistory.
Caribbean archaeology and ethnohistory
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (308 p.)
Subjects:
Indians of the West Indies -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- West Indies -- Congresses.
Archaeology -- West Indies -- Methodology -- Congresses.
West Indies -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Explores the application of a selected number of newly emerging methods and techniques. During the past few decades, Caribbean scholars on both sides of the Atlantic have increasingly developed and employed new methods and techniques for the study of archaeological materials. The aim of earlier research in the Caribbean was mainly to define typologies on the basis of pottery and lithic assemblages leading to the establishment of chronological charts for the region, and it was not until the 1980's that the use of technological and functional analyses of
Contents:
Crossing disciplinary boundaries and national borders : new methods and techniques in the study of archaeological materials from the Caribbean / Corinne L. Hofman, Menno L.P. Hoogland, and Annelou L. van Gijn
In tuneful threefold : combining conventional archaeological methods, archaeometric techniques, and ethnoarchaeological research in the study of precolonial pottery of the Caribbean / Corinne L. Hofman ... [et al.]
American gold and European brass : metal objects and indigenous values in the cemetery of El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba / Jago Cooper, Marcos Martinón-Torres, and Roberto Valcárcel Rojas
Chert sourcing in the northern Lesser Antilles : the use of geochemical techniques in discriminating chert materials / Sebastiaan Knippenberg and Johannes J.P. Zijlstra
A new material to view the past : dental alginate molds of friable artifacts / Charlene Dixon Hutcheson
Saladoid lapidary technology : new methods for investigating stone bead drilling techniques / Christy de Mille, Tamara Varney, and Michael Turney
Lithic technology : a way to more complex diversity in Caribbean archaeology / Benoît Bérard
Tool use and technological choices : an integral approach toward functional analysis of Caribbean tool assemblages / Annelou L. van Gijn, Yvonne Lammers-Keijsers, and Iris Briels
Understanding the function of coral tools from Anse à la Gourde : an experimental approach / Harold J. Kelly and Annelou L. van Gijn
The significance of wear and residue studies : an example from Plum Piece, Saba / Channah J. Nieuwenhuis
Starch residues on lithic artifacts from two contrasting contexts in northwestern Puerto Rico : Los Muertos Cave and Vega de Nelo Vargas farmstead / Jaime R. Pagán Jiménez and José R. Oliver
The burén in precolonial Cuban archaeology : new information regarding the use of plants and ceramic griddles during the late Ceramic Age of eastern Cuba gathered through starch analysis / Roberto Rodríguez Suárez and Jaime R. Pagán Jiménez
Caribbean paleoethnobotany : present status and new horizons (understanding the evolution of an indigenous ethnobotany) / Lee A. Newsom
New evidence of two different migratory waves in the circum-Caribbean area during the pre-Columbian period from the analysis of dental morphological traits / Alfredo Coppa ... [et al.]
Tracing human mobility with 87Sr/86Sr at Anse à la Gourde, Guadeloupe / Mathijs A. Booden ... [et al.]
Epilogue: The correct answer requires the right question (and the technology to back it up) / William F. Keegan.
Notes:
Outcome of a symposium held at the 71st Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Puerto Rico in April 2006.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-284) and index.
Contributor:
Hofman, Corinne Lisette, 1959-
Hoogland, Menno Lambertus Pieter, 1954-
Gijn, Annelou L. van, 1954-
Society for American Archaeology. Meeting 2006 : San Juan, P.R.)
ISBN:
0-8173-8196-1
OCLC:
647817461
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