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Origins of the Tainan Culture, West Indies (Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory)

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When originally published in German in 1924, this volume was hailed as the first modern, comprehensive archaeological overview of an emerging area of the world. Yes, the Caribbean islands had long been known and owned, occupied, or traded among by the economically advanced nations of the world. However, the original inhabitants—as well as their artifacts, languages, and culture—had been treated by explorers and entrepreneurs alike as either slaves or hindrances to progress, and were used or eliminated. There was no publication that treated seriously the region and the peoples until this work. In the following ten years, additional pertinent publications emerged, along with a request to translate the original into Spanish. Based on those recent publications, Loven decided to update and reissue the work in English, which he thought to be the future international language of scholarship. This work is a classic, with enduring interpretations, broad geographic range, and an eager audience.

Synopsis:

When originally published in German in 1924, this volume was hailed as the first modern, comprehensive archaeological overview of an emerging area of the world, now known as the Caribbean islands.   Sven Loven decided to update and reissue the work in English, which he thought to be the future international language of scholarship. This work is a classic, with enduring interpretations, broad geographic range, and an eager audience.

About the Author

Sven Lov Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 én (1875-1948) was a Swedish Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 anthropologist.

L. Antonio Curet is Associate Curator of Archaeology at the Field Museum, Chicago, and coeditor of Islands at the Crossroads: Migration, Seafaring, and Interaction in the Caribbean and Tibes: People, Power, and Ritual at the Center of the Cosmos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817356378
Author:
Loven, Sven
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Preface by:
Curet, L. Antonio
Preface:
Curet, L. Antonio
Author:
Curet, L. Antonio
Subject:
West Indies Social life and customs.
Subject:
West Indies History.
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies - General
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Caribbean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 Illustrations
Pages:
728
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Caribbean
History and Social Science » World History » General

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When originally published in German in 1924, this volume was hailed as the first modern, comprehensive archaeological overview of an emerging area of the world, now known as the Caribbean islands.   Sven Loven decided to update and reissue the work in English, which he thought to be the future international language of scholarship. This work is a classic, with enduring interpretations, broad geographic range, and an eager audience.

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