The Resource The people who discovered Columbus : the prehistory of the Bahamas, William F. Keegan

The people who discovered Columbus : the prehistory of the Bahamas, William F. Keegan

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The people who discovered Columbus : the prehistory of the Bahamas
Title
The people who discovered Columbus
Title remainder
the prehistory of the Bahamas
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William F. Keegan
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Language
eng
Summary
  • For the Lucayan Tainos of the Caribbean, the year 1492 marked the beginning of the end: the first people contacted by Christopher Columbus were the first extinguished. Within thirty years, a population of perhaps 80,000 had declined to, at most, a few refugees. Clearing new ground in the study of prehistoric societies, William Keegan argues that a different perspective on the past provides an accurate portrait of a culture that became extinct almost 500 years ago
  • Keegan's terms his approach paleoethnography, developing a portrait of the past by linking archaeological field data and historical documents. The result, the first overview of the prehistory of the Bahamas, explains how and why the Bahamas were colonized by the Tainos almost 1,400 years ago. The portrait includes characteristics of the islands themselves, descriptions of how the Lucayan made their settlements, what they ate, how they organized in social groups, and how
  • Their population spread throughout the archipelago. Keegan reconstructs Columbus's voyage through the West Indies, raising questions about the explorer's motivations and presenting a controversial theory about where, exactly, Columbus landed. Offering new perspectives on Caribbean prehistory to both scholars and general readers, the book ends with the Spaniards' arrival and the Lucayans' demise
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Keegan, William F
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1655
LC item number
.K44 1992
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Jay I. Kislak Reference Collection (Library of Congress)
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  • Lucayan Indians
  • Lucayan Indians
  • Indians of the West Indies
  • Lucaya (Indios)
  • Indios de las Indias Occidentales
  • Antiquities
  • Indians of the West Indies
  • Lucayan Indians
  • Lucayan Indians
  • Tainos
  • Indiens
  • Bahamas
  • Geschichte
  • Bahamas
  • Bahamas
  • Bahamas
  • Bahamas
  • Bahamas
  • Taino
Label
The people who discovered Columbus : the prehistory of the Bahamas, William F. Keegan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-269) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Before the Beginning: Native Peoples of the West Indies -- 2. Introduction to the Geology, Geography, Climate, and Ecology of the Pre-Columbian Bahamas -- 3. The Taino Colonization of the Bahamas -- 4. Settlement and Settlers: Lucayan Settlement Patterns -- 5. Honor Thy Mother's Brother: Lucayan Social and Political Organization -- 6. Diet for a Small Island: Lucayan Subsistence Economy -- 7. Population and Procreation: Lucayan Demography -- 8. Christopher Columbus and the City of Gold -- 9. Las Islas de Lucayos, 1499-1520 -- 10. After the End: Reflections on a Paleoethnography
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 279 pages
Isbn
9780813011370
Lccn
92003773
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25317702
  • (OCoLC)ocm25317702
Label
The people who discovered Columbus : the prehistory of the Bahamas, William F. Keegan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Before the Beginning: Native Peoples of the West Indies -- 2. Introduction to the Geology, Geography, Climate, and Ecology of the Pre-Columbian Bahamas -- 3. The Taino Colonization of the Bahamas -- 4. Settlement and Settlers: Lucayan Settlement Patterns -- 5. Honor Thy Mother's Brother: Lucayan Social and Political Organization -- 6. Diet for a Small Island: Lucayan Subsistence Economy -- 7. Population and Procreation: Lucayan Demography -- 8. Christopher Columbus and the City of Gold -- 9. Las Islas de Lucayos, 1499-1520 -- 10. After the End: Reflections on a Paleoethnography
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 279 pages
Isbn
9780813011370
Lccn
92003773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25317702
  • (OCoLC)ocm25317702

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