Book: The 1946 and 1953 Yale University Excavations in Trinidad

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The 1946 and 1953 Yale University Excavations in Trinidad

Birgit Faber-Morse, curatorial affiliate in the Division of Anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History; Irving Rouse, the former Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of Anthropology; and Arie Boomert

(Yale University Press)

In 1946 and 1953, Irving Rouse led archaeological excavations at prehistoric to protohistoric sites on the island of Trinidad. This book presents an analysis of these excavations — until now unpublished — relating the results of Rouse’s work to subsequent research at these sites by other investigators and to current knowledge of Trinidad’s cultural sequence and Amerindian ethnohistory. The first detailed study of indigenous cultural development in Trinidad covering its entire pre-Columbian through the historical Amerindian sequence, this work is a significant addition to the data on Caribbean archaeology.

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