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By L. Antonio Curet,Lisa M. Stringer,Edwin Crespo-Torres,Andrew Castor,Jeffrey B. Walker,Susan D. deFrance,Pedro Alvarado Zayas,Lee A. Newsom,Joshua M. Torres,Geoffrey DuChemin,Michelle J. LeFebvre,William J. Pestle,Carla S. Hadden,Jeffry D. Grigsby,Daniel W

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The first accomplished research of a strategically situated ceremonial heart at the island of Puerto Rico.

The prehistoric civic-ceremonial heart of Tibes is found at the southern coast of Puerto Rico, simply north of the trendy coastal urban of Ponce. secure on facets through a river, and at the different aspects via hills, this nearly 10.5-acre website continues to be as fertile and efficient at the present time as whilst first occupied over 2,000 years in the past. one of these wealthy quarter might were a decision situation for local peoples as a result variety in all assets, from land, air, and sea--and additionally symbolically the most important as a liminal house in the panorama. it could were considered as an area charged with numen or cosmic strength the place various components of the cosmos (natural vs. supernatural, or international of the residing vs. international of the lifeless) overlap. Archaeological proof finds an extended career, approximately 1,000 years, potentially through an intensive interval of sporadic ceremonial use after the location itself used to be essentially abandoned.

In this quantity, nineteen Caribbeanists, throughout a large educational spectrum, learn the geophysical, paleoethnobotanical, faunal, lithics, base rock, osteology, bone chemistry and nutrients, social panorama, and ceremonial constructs hired at Tibes. those students supply a concise, well-presented, finished research of the facts for neighborhood point adjustments in family economic climate, inner association, accessibility to fiscal, spiritual, and symbolic assets regarding the advance and inner operation of socially stratified societies within the Caribbean.


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