The Earliest Inhabitants
The Dynamics of the Jamaican Taino
- Published: July 2006
In her introduction, Lesley-Gail Atkinson explains, “Jamaican prehistory is regarded as one of the least studied Caribbean disciplines. That is not necessarily the case; the fact is that published Jamaican archaeological research has not had sufficient international circulation. This has resulted in misconceptions about lack of scope, research activities and information on the Jamaican Taíno.” This volume seeks to redress this lack: invaluable in its own right as a collection of distinguished scholarship, The Earliest Inhabitants is remarkable, too, for being the first compilation on the Jamaican Taínos since 1897.
This collection will appeal to a wide audience of archaeologists, historians, students of archaeology and anyone interested in Jamaica’s history and archaeology