Mitchell, Simon F.; James, S.; Ramsook, R.
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Allsworth- Jones, P; Wesler, K.
The Taino Settlement at Guayguata: Excavations in St Mary Parish, Jamaica
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Hadrian Books (British Archaeology Reports)
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Book summary: 'In 1998 the authors of this report initiated a Jamaican Taino archaeological project as a joint program of the Department of History, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, and Murray State University, Kentucky, USA. The objectives were to conduct a systematic archaeological investigation of a Taino community (c. 1000-1700 AD), towards understanding its chronology, subsistence economy, trade connections, and social organization. The Taino occupation sites of St. Mary Parish, on the north coast of Jamaica, were selected so as to compare findings from a number of different areas within a Taino community which could be recovered through controlled excavations. The first season of excavations was at the Green Castle site, near Annotto Bay, Jamaica, in 1999; these excavations were completed in three years, and two neighbouring sites were then investigated, Newry and Coleraine, in 2002 and 2003, respectively. A brief excavation at the Wentworth site, near Port Maria, west of Annotto Bay was also undertaken.'--Publisher's website.....