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The Aborigines of Puerto Rico and Neighboring Islands (Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory)

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A valuable recounting of the first formal archaeological excavations in Puerto Rico.

Originally published as the Twenty-Fifth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in 1907, this book was praised in an article in American Anthropologist as doing "more than any other to give a comprehensive idea of the archaeology of the West Indies."

Until that time, for mainly political reasons, little scientific research had been conducted by Americans on any of the Caribbean islands. Dr. Fewkes' unique skills of observation and experience served him well in the quest to understand Caribbean prehistory and culture. This volume, the result of his careful fieldwork in Puerto Rico in 1902-04, is magnificently illustrated by 93 plates and 43 line drawings of specimens from both public and private collections of the islands.

A 1907 article in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland described the volume as "a most valuable contribution to ethnographical science."

 

About the Author

Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850–1930), referred to as the “dean of American archaeology” by John R. Swanton, was Director of the Bureau of American Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution.

L. Antonio Curet is Associate Curator of Archaeology at The Field Museum.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817355746
Author:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Preface by:
Curet, L. Antonio
Preface:
Curet, L. Antonio
Author:
Curet, L. Antonio
Subject:
Indians of the West Indies -- Puerto Rico.
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
World History-Caribbean
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.25 in

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