In this Book


This innovative volume builds on dialogues opened in recent years between Cuban archaeologists, whose work has long been carried out behind closed doors, and their international colleagues.  The chapters included herein span a wide range of subjects across the full chronological spectrum.  Most were written by emerging Cuban professionals who are breaking new ground; a few were penned by long-time leaders in the field.


Issues addressed by the 17 contributors represented in this collection include the long-term cultural and intellectual links between Florida and Cuba, which influence shared research goals today; the limitations of theoretical frameworks for archaeology defined in the wake of the Cuban Revolution, and how to overcome them; the challenges involved in charting out the earliest human occupations on the island; the processes of Indo-Hispanic transculturation during the Colonial epoch; late pre-Colombian links between the Taínos of eastern Cuba and the rest of the Greater Antilles; and the theoretical and practical tensions between architectural restoration and the practice of scientific urban historical archaeology.  Thus this volume makes a crucial contribution to the field of archaeology on many fronts, not the least of which is the sharing of information across the blockade.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. 1. Introduction: New Currents in Cuban archaeology
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. Prologue: Homage to Dr. Betty Meggers
  2. pp. 13-15
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  1. 3. Cuba and Florida: Entwined Histories of Historical Archaeologies
  2. pp. 16-25
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  1. 4. La Loma del Convento: Its Centrality to Current Issues in Cuban Archaeology
  2. pp. 26-46
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  1. 5. New Early Tradition Stone Tool Industries in Cuba
  2. pp. 47-69
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  1. 6. Investigations at Laguna de Limones: Suggestions for a Change in the Theoretical Direction of Cuban Archaeology
  2. pp. 70-88
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  1. 7. Recent Archaeological Fieldwork from the Region Around Los Buchillones: An Indigenous Site on the North-Central Cuban Coast
  2. pp. 89-105
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  1. 8. Turey Treasure in the Caribbean: Brass and Indo-Hispanic Contact at el Chorro de Ma
  2. pp. 106-125
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  1. 9. The Archaeology of Escaped Slaves: Utensils for Resistance
  2. pp. 126-142
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  1. 10. Built Patrimony and Historical Archaeology: Problematic Relations in Working with the Past
  2. pp. 143-162
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  1. References Cited
  2. pp. 163-188
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 189-192
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 193-206
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