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Archaeology of Early Colonial Interaction at El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba
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Archaeology of Early Colonial Interaction at El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba

Roberto Valcárcel Rojas

Abstract

Archaeology of Early Colonial Interaction at El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba, examines the interactions between indigenous peoples and European invaders in the Caribbean and the way in which domination imposed by a foreign model ultimately transformed this relationship into a system of colonial subordination. Investigations of the domestic and funerary contexts at the El Chorro de Maíta, in the northeast of Cuba, permit the archaeological visualization of the cultural and ethnic diversity imposed by colonial domination. Presented, for the first time, is the identification and archaeological study of ... More

Keywords: Colonial interaction, Indian, Caribbean archaeology, Transculturation, Cuba, Spanish domination, Cemetery, Mortuary practices, Indigenous, Encomienda

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813061566
Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813061566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roberto Valcárcel Rojas, author
Departamento Centro Oriental de Arqueología