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Author Mol, Angenitus Arie Andries, 1984- author.

Title The connected Caribbean : a socio-material network approach to patterns of homogeneity and diversity in the pre-colonial period / door Angenitus Arie Andries Mol.

Publication Info. Leiden, Netherlands : Sidestone Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (331 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps, tables
Series Sidestone Press Dissertations
Sidestone Press Dissertations.
Note "Proefschrift ter verkrijging van de graad van Doctor aan de Universiteit Leiden, op gezag van Rector Magnificus prof. mr. C.J.M. Stolker, volgens besluit van het College voor Promoties te verdedigen op 13 mei 2014 klokke 13:45 uur."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: Homogeneity and Diversity in the Pre-colonial Caribbean; The pan-Caribbean theory; Problems with categorization; Network concepts and network models; Hidden network models in Caribbean archaeology; Networks of "people" and networks of "pots"; Aims and questions; Outline; A Dynamic Island World: The Northeastern Caribbean; Geography; A diverse geology and ecology; Maritime technology and voyaging; Culture history; Foundation: 6000/4000 BC -- 2000 BC; Development: 2000-800 BC; Continuity: 800-200 BC; Transition: 200 BC-AD 400.
Waxing and waning of inter-regional interaction: AD 400-600/800Increasing density and complexity: AD 600/800-1492; Cultural, linguistic and ethnic (self- )identification; Ontology ; Substrates and processes of pre-colonial networks; Archaeology as a Network Science: Basic Concepts and Measures; The embedding of network science in archaeology; Key concepts and operation; 2-mode networks and ego-networks; Measuring and visualizing networks; Measures of the network as a whole; Subgraphs; Centrality; Network explorations.
Ties that Matter, Matter that Ties: A Theoretical Framework for Socio-material Network StudiesSociety and material culture; Mind over matter?; The gift: a material total social fact; The interdependency of persons and gifts; Kula: from gift relations to socio-material network; Object perspectivism and socio-material interdependency; A Maussian and Amerindian ontological framework; A Heart of Stone: Lithic Networks from 3200 BC to AD 400; Nodes and ties; Period A: foundation ; Structure and subgraphs; Interpretation; Period B: growth; Structure and subgraphs; Interpretation.
Period C: transitionStructure, subgraphs and centrality; Interpretation; Period D: robust networks; Structure, subgraphs and centrality; Interpretation; Period E: emulation ; Structure, subgraphs and clique strength; Centrality; Interpretation; Longitudinal trajectories of lithic production and distribution networks; The dynamics of lithic networks; Remotely Local: Ego-networks of Late Pre-colonial (AD 1000-1450) Saba; Northeastern Caribbean geographic networks continued; Local, region and interregional ties at Kelbey's Ridge 2; The ego-network of Kelbey's Ridge 2.
Relational models at Kelbey's Ridge 2Beyond the Ego; Caciques and their Collectives: An Ethnohistoric View of Political Networks; Cacical networks: a fragmentary archaeological view; Cacical networks: a view from ethnohistory; Cacical nodes and ties; Cacical network structure and strategy; Triadic roots of the cacical collective; The complexity of the cacicazgo; Familiar Faces: The Diverse Design of Guaízas and their Use as Gifts; Depictions of the face in the pre-colonial Caribbean; Guaízas as socio-cosmic nodes; Guaízas as gifts; Guaíza design as a network.
Summary The modern-day Caribbean is a stunningly diverse but also intricately interconnected geo-cultural region, resulting partly from the islands' shared colonial histories and an increasingly globalizing economy. Perhaps more importantly, before the encounter between the New and Old World took place, the indigenous societies and cultures of the pre-colonial Caribbean were already united in diversity. This work seeks to study the patterns of this pre-colonial homogeneity and diversity and uncover some of their underlying processes and dynamics. In contrast to earlier studies of its kind, this study a.
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Subject Geography -- Caribbean Area -- Network analysis.
Material culture -- Caribbean Area.
Caribbean Area -- Antiquities.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
Geography -- Network analysis.
Material culture.
Caribbean Area.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Mol, Angenitus Arie Andries, 1984- Connected Caribbean : a socio-material network approach to patterns of homogeneity and diversity in the pre-colonial period. Leiden, Netherlands : Sidestone Press, ©2014 327 pages 9789088902598
ISBN 9789088902604 (e-book)
9088902607 (e-book)