Renewing the House

Renewing the House

Trajectories of Social Life in the Yucayeque (community) of El Cabo, Higueey, Dominican Republic, AD 800 to 1504

eBook - 2010
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This study is a contribution to the household archaeology of the Caribbean. The aim of the research was to come to a material definition of the pre-colonial house, rather than rely on the few, short, Spanish colonial descriptions. Archaeological research from the indigenous Taíno site of El Cabo in the Dominican Republic is presented and seven centuries of community history from development and growth, to eventual demise after European contact is narrated through the dominant structure, the house. The interpretation of over 2000 domestic features, associated artefact assemblages and the spatia.
Publisher: Havertown : Sidestone Press, 2010
ISBN: 9789088901140
9088901147
Characteristics: 1 online resource (373 pages)

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