Irving Rouse-The Tainos – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. Information on tainos. Drawing on archeological and ethno-historical evidence, Irving Rouse sketches a picture of the Tainos as they existed during the time of Columbus, contrasting. How to Cite: Delle, J.A., The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus by Irving Rouse, Yale University Press, New Haven.

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In Rouse had a heart attack while on a project in Antigua, signaling the end to his fieldwork career.

MacCurdy Professor of Anthropologyholding this position until his retirement in The first segment of his dissertation is a definition of the methods he would use in studying the cultures of this region titled Prehistory in Haiti: Social organization would have been well developed and similar to that of historical times. Evidence of 9 burials were recovered 8 of which were inhumationswhich indicates some concept of life after death.

Upon receiving his Ph. These people were big game hunters. The end product of analytic classification is the ” mode “, which is produced by creating a series of classes representing different features of the artifact.

The Tainos: Rise & Decline of the People who Greeted Columbus – Irving Rouse – Google Books

Howells Wendell C. Foster Charles Wagley Anthony F. They were not hunting the same type tainox big-game animals as the Paleo-Indians were, as that food source became extinct by the time the Meso-Indian epoch started. Coral was utilized for the first time in the region by the Meillac groups, who used unworked coral as “rasps” and picks. During excavation iving Carrier sites, Rouse recovered 2, artifacts, over 2, of which were potsherds classified into 23 types.


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The archaeologist must fhe testable hypotheses and inferences, with emphasis placed upon local development, acculturation, and transculturation. There was some evidence of cutting on human remains found at Meillac sites, leading Rouse to believe that cannibalism may have been occurring.

Trade would have been prevalent based on the presence exotic pottery types.

As an undergraduate, he worked at the Oruse Peabody Museum of Natural History cataloging tainoe specimens. Hill —99 Louise Lamphere — Most of the evidence about Couri culture comes in the form of material culture irivng, defined by Rouse as concerning “standards observable in the artefacts [sic] of the sites under study” [11] He observes sixteen “types” of artifacts defined here as “the set of standards to which the artifacts as a whole conform”, [12] mostly flintbut some ground stone and shell artifacts as well.

In this volume Rouse discusses different population movements throughout the world, and discusses his view of the proper way to study prehistoric migrations. A Study in Method His maternal grandfather was Czech.

He notes, however, that there is no historical evidence for cannibalism. He was unable to discern anything about the religion practiced by the Couri groups, if that concept existed at all for them.


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Bone artifact were rare. Therefore, a “type” is made up of selected modes. In tye excavations Rouse was able to recover 9, artifacts, over 9, of which were pottery sherds. He believed that they would have likely spoken the Arawak language, as they were likely the predecessors of the Carrier people, who spoke Irvingg.

Hsu Paul Bohannan Conrad M. One major contribution Rouse made to Caribbean archaeology involves the reconstruction of the migrations that were responsible for the populating of the islands.

Artifacts came in the form of the aforementioned pottery sherds, flint tools, ground-stone artifacts, and shell artifacts. David continued the family tradition by becoming an urban landscape architectwhile Peter worked as chief of staff for both Tom Daschle and Barack Obama in the Royse States Senate.

The first epoch is the “Paleo-Indian” epoch, which began with the first ifving of Venezuela around 15, BC?. Like with the Meillac groups, Rouse believes there may be evidence for cannibalism. Rouse believed that the attire of the groups would have been very light, as there is no evidence of clothing production.