Allaire, Louis, 1946
Later prehistory in Martinique and the Island Caribs: problems in ethnic
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1977 [1998 copy].
xvii, 378 p., [plates not included]: ill., maps
By line: Louis Allaire
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
HRAF, 2000. Computer File
Late Caribbean (S051)
This study investigates the later or post-Saladoid (1400 B.P.- 550
B.P.) archaeology of the island of Martinique, part of the Lesser Antilles in
the West Indies, with a special emphasis on the problem of correlating the
latest prehistoric peoples of the island with their early historic inhabitants,
the Island Caribs. Three post-Saladoid complexes are defined:
L‘Espérance (1400 B.P.-1250 B.P.) and Paquemar (1250 B.P.-900
B.P.), both belonging to a Troumassoid series, and Macabou (900 B.P.-550 B.P.)
which belongs to a Suazoid series. The archaeological evidence clearly indicates
that the developments are the result of indigenous processes responsible for a
highly distinctive pottery, despite influences from the coastal Venezuela and
the Greater Antilles, but none or little from the coast of the Guianas. No
prehistoric migration, as alleged in the traditions of the Caribs, is suggested
in the evidence (p. i).
Document ID: s051-002
Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Yale University,
Includes bibliographical references (p.
The 32 plates are not included.
John Beierle ;
1400 B.P.-550 B.P. (600 A.D.-1450 A.D.)
Caribbean Area -- Antiquities