By Dr. L. Antonio Curet, Shannon Lee Dawdy, Gabino La Rosa Corzo, Lourdes Dominguez, Samuel M. Wilson, Roberto Valcarcel Rojas, David R. Watters, Mary J. Berman, Jorge Ulloa Hung, Jorge Febles, Perry L. Gnivecki, Pedro Pablo Godo Torres, Marlene S. Linville,
Gabino l. a. Rosa Corzo, Lourdes Dominguez, Samuel M. Wilson, Roberto Valcarcel Rojas, David R. Watters, Mary J. Berman, Jorge Ulloa Hung, Jorge Febles, Perry L. Gnivecki, Pedro Pablo Godo Torres, Marlene S. Linville, Cesar A. Rodriguez-Arce, Theresa A. Singleton, Ramon D. Moure
Provides a politically and traditionally knowledgeable evaluate of Cuban archaeology, from either American and Cuban perspectives.
Many americans are conscious of the political, fiscal, and private affects of the U.S. embargo on Cuba. however the verbal exchange blockade among students has additionally affected the old process educational disciplines and examine regularly. With the easing of regulations within the Nineteen Nineties, lecturers at the moment are freer to behavior learn in Cuba, and the Cuban govt has been extra receptive to collaborative projects.
This quantity offers a discussion board for the important Cuban and American archaeologists to replace the present nation of Cuban archaeological research--from rock paintings and potsherds to mortuary practices and historic renovation--thereby filling within the details hole created by means of the political separation. every one staff of researchers brings major new assets to the trouble, together with powerful conservation rules, leading edge experiences of lithic and shell assemblages, and transculturation theories. Cuban examine at the hacienda process, slavery, and concrete approaches has in lots of methods expected advancements in North American archaeology via a decade or extra. Of targeted curiosity are the hot preservation tasks in previous Havana that absolutely combine the paintings of historians, architects, and archaeologists--a version undertaking performed by way of contract among the Cuban executive and UNESCO.
the choice of papers for this assortment relies on a wish to solution urgent examine questions of curiosity for North American Caribbeanists and to provide a cross-section of Cuban archaeological paintings. With this quantity, then, the significant gamers current result of fresh collaborations and start a renewed dialog, a discussion, that may offer a origin for destiny coordinated efforts.
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1) in translating and editing The Art and Archaeology of PreColumbian Cuba, the ¤rst book summarizing Cuban archaeology to be published in English in many years (see Sandweiss and Watters 1993; Watters 1993, 1997; Watters and Dacal Moure 2002). Theresa Singleton has collaborated on historical archaeology projects (Chapter 10) and Mary Jane Berman on prehistoric research (Chapter 3). David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum exempli¤es collaborative work with Canadian institutions. Cuban archaeologists have become increasingly involved in archaeological projects elsewhere in the Caribbean, including Aruba, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
In February 1976, the Constitution provided for the defense of Cuban cultural identity and its protection through conservation of its cultural heritage, a function delegated to the Ministry of Culture. In 1977, a law titled Protección al Patrimonio Nacional and its regulations considered the products of archaeological excavations and discoveries as commodities. Also that year, the law Monumentos Nacionales y Locales created the Comisión Nacional y Provinciales de Monumentos. Its regulations specify that the approval of the commission must be obtained to conduct excavations and archaeological investigations and that the results of such investigations have to be reported.
The article by Valcárcel Rojas and Rodríguez Arce (Chapter 7) presents a case study in the site of Chorro de Maíta. Besides domestic units and remains, this site contained a cemetery from which a large number of burials were excavated, many having a variety of funerary offerings made of ceramic, stone, shell, and metal including gold, gold alloys, and copper, some of them possibly exotic in nature. In their article, Valcárcel Rojas and Rodríguez Arce argue convincingly that Chorro de Maíta was considered a special religious, social, and political location and that the distribution of artifacts in the cemetery is clear evidence for the presence of social differentiation and inequality in eastern Cuba.
Dialogues in Cuban Archaeology by Dr. L. Antonio Curet, Shannon Lee Dawdy, Gabino La Rosa Corzo, Lourdes Dominguez, Samuel M. Wilson, Roberto Valcarcel Rojas, David R. Watters, Mary J. Berman, Jorge Ulloa Hung, Jorge Febles, Perry L. Gnivecki, Pedro Pablo Godo Torres, Marlene S. Linville,