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Allaire, Louis, 1946-
Later prehistory in Martinique and the Island Caribs: problems in ethnic identification
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Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International. 1977 [1998 copy]. xvii, 378 p., [plates not included] ill., maps
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HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Late Caribbean (S051)
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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).
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UM 77-27,048 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Yale University, 1977 Includes bibliographical references (p. 379-397) The 32 plates are not included
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John Beierle ; 1999
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ca. 1400 BP-550 BP (600 A.D.-1450 A.D.)
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Caribbean Area -- Antiquities