Communities in Contact

Essays in archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography of the Amerindian circum-Caribbean

Edited by Corinne L. Hofman & Anne van Duijvenbode | 2011

Communities in Contact

Essays in archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography of the Amerindian circum-Caribbean

Edited by Corinne L. Hofman & Anne van Duijvenbode | 2011

ISBN: 9789088900631

Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 182x257mm | 510 pp. | Conference Proceedings | Language: English | 40 illus. (bw) | 68 illus. (fc) | Keywords: Caribean archaeology, ethnography, island archaeology | download cover

Communities in Contact represents the outcome of the fourth international Leiden in the Caribbean congress entitled From Prehistory to Ethnography in the circum-Caribbean. The contributions included in this volume cover a wide range of topics from a variety of disciplines – archaeology, bioarchaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnography – revolving around the themes of mobility and exchange, culture contact, and settlement and community. The application of innovative approaches and the multi-dimensional character of these essays has provided exiting new perspectives on the indigenous communities of the circum-Caribbean and Amazonian region throughout prehistory until the present.

Prof. dr. Corinne L. Hofman

Corinne L. Hofman is Professor of Caribbean Archaeology at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, the Netherlands. She has conducted fieldwork – together with Dr. Menno Hoogland – in many of the Caribbean islands over the past 30 years.

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Anne van Duijvenbode MA

Anne van Duijvenbode studied Caribbean archaeology at Leiden University. She now works on a PhD research titled Facing Society. A study of identity among the pre-Columbian and early colonial indigenous societies of the circum-Caribbean through the analysis of intentional cranial modification.

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Abstract:

Communities in Contact represents the outcome of the fourth international Leiden in the Caribbean congress entitled From Prehistory to Ethnography in the circum-Caribbean. The contributions included in this volume cover a wide range of topics from a variety of disciplines – archaeology, bioarchaeology, ethnohistory, and ethnography – revolving around the themes of mobility and exchange, culture contact, and settlement and community. The application of innovative approaches and the multi-dimensional character of these essays has provided exiting new perspectives on the indigenous communities of the circum-Caribbean and Amazonian region throughout prehistory until the present.

Prof. dr. Corinne L. Hofman

Corinne L. Hofman is Professor of Caribbean Archaeology at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, the Netherlands. She has conducted fieldwork – together with Dr. Menno Hoogland – in many of the Caribbean islands over the past 30 years.

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Anne van Duijvenbode MA

Anne van Duijvenbode studied Caribbean archaeology at Leiden University. She now works on a PhD research titled Facing Society. A study of identity among the pre-Columbian and early colonial indigenous societies of the circum-Caribbean through the analysis of intentional cranial modification.

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