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Ethnohistory and Archaeology of the Caribbean

Anthropology 384M (26575) Prof. Samuel M. Wilson

Fall 1998 EPS 2.140 (471-0057)

Week of...

Mon. 31-Aug Overview of the Course - objectives and strategies

07-Sep Labor Day - no class

There is a presentation called "Introducing the Benson Latin American Collection" at the Benson Library on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 7th and 8th, at 3:00 p.m. in Sid Richardson Hall 1.115. If you're not familiar with this fantastic library (and perhaps even if you are...) you should try to go.

14-Sep Early colonization of the Caribbean, 3000 to 1000 B.C.; Caribbean environments and adaptations

21-Sep The Saladoid Migration - processes of colonization; terrestrial economics in the Antilles; encounters between Archaic populations and Saladoid migrants

28-Sep The emergence of complex societies in the Greater Antilles

05-Oct Taíno societies

12-Oct the conquest of Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and Cuba; reading Taíno culture from documents; combining the archaeology and ethnohistory of the Taíno; Island Caribs at the time of the Taíno fluorescence.

19-Oct no class [project report due]

26-Oct The Island Caribs: archaeology & history; the anthropological "problems" of the Island Caribs - identity, continuity, cannibalism, etc. [final project plan due]

02-Nov The island Caribs: history & ethnography; The legacy of the island Caribs, and their interactions with African people. Cultural pluralism in the islands.

09-Nov A short course in Caribbean Colonial history; Spanish, English, French, and Dutch colonial strategies in the Caribbean

16-Nov emerging African-Caribbean identity -- three views:

Spanish Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cuba

23-Nov French: Haiti, Martinique, Guadeloupe

English: Barbados, Jamaica, Bahamas

30-Nov Final topics. Caribbean history, sugar-free. Indigenous people in the colonized Caribbean.

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