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Ethnohistory and Archaeology of the Caribbean

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

Fall 1998 EPS 2.140 (471-0057)

The course examines the prehistory of the Caribbean from its first colonization and continues into the era of European colonial conquest. We will explore a range of themes including cultural adaptation to the islands' environments, interaction and trade throughout the archipelago, migration, and patterns of social and political elaboration leading to the emergence of the Taíno Chiefdoms. We will also look at some of the social and political dynamics of the post-contact Caribbean, and the historical archaeology of the African diaspora in the Caribbean.

Calendar (and related info) Requirements and readings
Other courses in Anthropology  Graduate Program in Anthro
Some useful links for this class Anthropology in the News (TAMU)
Contacting others in the class  Anthropology Dept. pages 

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SMW 9/12/98