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Island networks: Transformations of inter-community social relationships in the Lesser Antilles at the advent of European colonialism

Island networks: Transformations of inter-community social relationships in the Lesser Antilles at the advent of European colonialism

Hofman, Corinne, Borck, Lewis, Laffoon, Jason, Slayton, Emma, Scott, Rebecca ORCID: 0000-0001-9963-3972, Breukel, Thomas, Guzzo Falci, Catarina, Favre, Maroussia and Hoogland, Meno (2020) Island networks: Transformations of inter-community social relationships in the Lesser Antilles at the advent of European colonialism. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 16 (2-4). pp. 290-316. ISSN 1556-4894 (Print), 1556-1828 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2020.1748770)

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Abstract

The Caribbean Sea was a conduit for human mobility and the exchange of goods and ideas during the whole of its pre-colonial history. The period cal. AD 1000-1800, covering the Late Ceramic Age and early colonial era, represents an archaeologically understudied time during which the Lesser Antilles came under increasing influence from the Greater Antilles and coastal South America and participated in the last phase of indigenous resistance to colonial powers. This article summarizes the results of the Island Network project, supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in which a multi-disciplinary set of archaeological, archaeometric, geochemical, GIS, and network science methods and techniques have been employed to disentangle this turbulent era in regional and global history. These diverse approaches reveal and then explore multi-layered networks of objects and people and uncover how Lesser Antillean communities were created and transformed through teaching, trade, migration, movement, and exchange of goods and knowledge.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Caribbean archaeology, Cayo, Kalinago, networks
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2021 12:53
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28936

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