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Keegan and Carlson, combined, have spent over 45 years conducting archaeological research in the Caribbean, directing projects in Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and throughout the Bahamas. Walking hundreds of miles of beaches, working without shade in the Caribbean sun, diving in refreshing and pristine waters, and studying the people and natural environment around them has given them insights into the lifeways of the people who lived in the Caribbean before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Sadly, harsh treatment extinguished the culture that we today call Taíno or Arawak.

 

In an effort to repay their debt to the past and the present, the authors have focused on the relationship between the Taínos of the past (revealed through archaeological investigations) and the present natural history of the islands.  Bringing the past to life and highlighting commonalities between past and present, they emphasize Taíno words and beliefs about their worldview and culture.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. Preface
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. 1. The Spanish Translation (2003)
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  1. 2. Starry, Starry Night (2005)
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  1. 3. Sharks and Rays (2003)
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  1. 4. First Documented Shark Attack in the Americas, circa AD 1000 (2003)
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  1. 5. The Age of Reptiles (2003)
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  1. 6. Catch of the Day (2007)
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  1. 7. Birdland (2006)
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  1. 8. Gone Fishin' (2004)
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  1. 9. In the Beginning, God Created Fish (2004)
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  1. 10. Herbs, Fish, and Other Scum and Vermin (2003)
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  1. 11. The Chip-Chip Gatherers (2007)
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  1. 12. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves (2004)
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  1. 13. Eat Roots and Leave (2004)
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  1. 14. If You Like Pi
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  1. 15. Boat Trips (2006)
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  1. 16. Partying, Ta
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  1. 17. Caves (2006)
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  1. 18. Birds of a Feather (2005)
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  1. 19. Cannibals! (2006)
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  1. 20. Obeah and Zombies: The African Connection (2005)
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  1. 21. The Stranger King (2007)
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  1. 22. Anatomy of a Colony: A Ta
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  1. 23. Columbus, Hero or Heel? (1991)
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  1. 24. One Small Step for a Man (1991)
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  1. 25. A World on the Wax
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  1. Introduction to the Appendices: Words (Between the Lines of Age*)
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  1. Appendix I: Ta
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  1. Appendix 2: Ta
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  1. Appendix 3: Other Ta
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  1. Bibliography
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780817380762
Related ISBN
9780817355081
MARC Record
OCLC
609844485
Pages
188
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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