Synopses & Reviews
The Archaeology of the Caribbean is a comprehensive synthesis of Caribbean prehistory from the earliest settlement by humans more than 4000 years BC, to the time of European conquest of the islands, from the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries. Samuel Wilson reviews the evidence for migration and cultural change throughout the archipelago, dealing in particular with periods of cultural interaction when groups with different cultures and histories were in contact.
In this synthetic overview of Caribbean prehistory from 4000 BC to 1700 AD, Samuel Wilson reviews the evidence for migration and cultural change throughout the archipelago. Avoiding jargon and technical language Wilsonâs text makes ideal reading for archaeology students with a particular interest in the Americas.
A comprehensive synthesis of Caribbean prehistory from 4000 BC to AD 1700.
About the Author
Samuel M. Wilson is professor and chairman of the department of anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of several books, most recently The Prehistory of Nevis, and editor of The Indigenous People of the Caribbean.