Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the by Dr. Basil A. Reid, Joshua M. Torres, David W Knight, Ivor

By Dr. Basil A. Reid, Joshua M. Torres, David W Knight, Ivor Conolley, Kevin Farmer, Reniel Rodríguez Ramos, Bheshem Ramial, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Stephan T. Lenik, Richard Grant Gilmore III, Eric Klingehofer, Mark W. Hauser, Roger Henry Leech

Addressing using geoinformatics in Caribbean archaeology, this quantity is predicated on case reviews drawn from particular island territories, particularly, Barbados, St. John, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Nevis, St. Eustatius, and Trinidad and Tobago, in addition to inter-island interplay and panorama conceptualization within the Caribbean area. Geoinformatics is mainly serious in the Caribbean the place website destruction is excessive as a result of hurricane surges, hurricanes, ocean and riverine erosion, urbanization, industrialization, and agriculture, in addition to advertisement improvement alongside the very waterfronts that have been domestic to many prehistoric peoples. through demonstrating that the zone is fertile flooring for the applying of geoinformatics in archaeology, this quantity locations a well-needed scholarly highlight at the Caribbean.Contributors:Douglas V. Armstrong, Ivor Conolley, Kevin Farmer, R. supply Gilmore III, Mark W. Hauser, Eric Klingelhofer, David W. Knight, Roger H. Leech, Stephan Lenik, Parris Lyew-Ayee, Bheshem Ramlal, Basil A. Reid, Reniel Rodr?guez, Joshua M. Torres

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In geographic terms, the islands have been defined as terrestrial bodies surrounded by water. In this sense, the boundary of each island is delimited at the point where land touches water. This has led to the idea that processes within those islands occur in “insularity,” as if “oceanic islands are somehow unto themselves bounded environments because they are surrounded by water and separated from other places physically as well as mentally” (Fitzpatrick 2004:3). This idea of the “primitive isolate” (Lape 2004) has influenced archaeological conceptualizations of the pre-Columbian social landscape of the Antilles, which in turn has influenced the frameworks developed for modeling the colonization of the region and the degrees of intraregional and interregional interaction among precolonial populations.

S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 46 / Basil A. Reid ture was eliminated from this watershed’s predictive model. The predictive model for Cipero was therefore based on the following: 1. Evidential Theme: Landform/Class Identifier: 3/Class Descriptor: Uplands 2. Evidential Theme: Land Capability/Class Identifier: 6/Class Descriptor: Unsuitable for agriculture because of slope and/or water limitations, should be left under indigenous growth or forest 3.

Several pre-Columbian communities, especially in the larger Caribbean islands such as Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Hispañiola, and Cuba, are primarily concentrated in alluvial plains and valleys (Curet 1992; Rouse 1992). This nomenclature was therefore selected for the refined descriptive model. Seven major classes constitute the Land Capability theme: (1) very good land that can be easily cultivated, (2) very good land, easily cultivated, for which simple protective measures are required, (3) good land that requires moderate to intensive conservation and management, (4) moderately good land that requires intensive conservation and management, (5) fairly good land that should be used for forest, tree crops, grazing, and buildings depending on the slope, (6) land unsuitable for agriculture because of slope and/or water limitations that should be left under indigenous growth or forest, and (7) land unsuitable for agriculture because of very steep slopes that should be left under indigenous growth or forest.

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