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(p. xv) Contributors

(p. xv) Contributors

E. Kofi Agorsah (Ph.D. UCLA, 1983) is originally from the Volta Region of Ghana in West Africa. He is Professor of Black Studies and International Studies at Portland State University. Since 1983, he has carried out major excavations and ethnographic studies on African and Maroon heritage.

Louis Allaire (Ph.D. Yale University, 1977) is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of Manitoba, Canada. His archaeological investigations, which span more than 40 years, have focused on the late prehistory and the early contact period in the Caribbean, with a special emphasis on Island Carib cultures.

Christopher F. Altes (M.A. University of Florida, 2011) is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida, an archaeologist with Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc. His research interests include mobility, GIS applications in archaeology, remote sensing, and the structure of ancient societies. He has worked extensively in the Southeastern United States, as well as in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Douglas V. Armstrong (Ph.D. UCLA, 1983) is a Professor of Anthropology and holds an endowed Meredith Professorship at Syracuse University. Trained in both prehistory and historical archaeology, his research ranges from studies of plantation slavery in Jamaica to the emergence of free black communities in the Danish West Indies. His current research examines transitions from indenture to enslaved labor with the emergence of a sugar-based capital economy in early seventeenth-century Barbados.

Lesley-Gail Atkinson (M.A. University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2000) is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida. She is an archaeologist with the Jamaica National Heritage Trust and has participated in numerous projects in the Jamaica.

Benoît Bérard (Ph.D. University of Paris 1 Panthéon-La Sorbonne, 2003) is director of the history department at the Université des Antilles et de la Guyane and Vice-director of the “Archéologie Industrielle, Histoire et Patrimoine de la Caraïbe” EA 929 laboratory. He has conducted excavations and research programs in the Lesser Antilles investigating early ceramic occupations and pre-Columbian navigation techniques.

Mary Jane Berman (Ph.D. State University of New York-Binghamton, 1989) is director of the Center for American and World Cultures and Associate Professor (p. xvi) of Anthropology at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). She has conducted archaeological and museum research in the American Southwest, New York, the Bahamas, and Cuba. She is the author of numerous articles on the Lucayan lifeways and culture change and is co-director of the Lucayan Ecological Archaeology Project.

Arie Boomert (Ph.D. Leiden University, 2000) teaches archaeology of the Caribbean and Amazonia at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. His research interests include the archaeology, ethnohistory, and linguistics of this region, focusing on the indigenous interaction patterns between the littoral zone of the mainland, Trinidad, and the Antilles.

Richard T. Callaghan (Ph.D. University of Calgary, 1990) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. His specializations include the archaeology of the Caribbean and Lowland South America, global water transport and navigation, and human ecology. Much of his research has been focused on maritime migrations and voyages of discovery using computer simulations. He has published on these topics in the Caribbean, the North and South Pacific, the Indian Ocean, and the Mid-Atlantic. Since 1999 he has been conducting research on the island of St. Vincent.

Luis A. Chanlatte Baik is the Director of the Centro de Investigaciones Arqueológicas de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. He has conducted extensive research in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica in key sites such as La Hueca, Tecla, Barrera Mordán, and La Caleta, among others. His work has focused on what he termed the Huecoid culture and the development of the “Antillean Formative” resulting from the development of the Archaic societies of Puerto Rico.

Michael A. Cinquino (Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1986) is presently the Director of the Buffalo, New York, Office of Panamerican Consultants, Inc. His career includes conducting documentary studies and archaeological fieldwork in Mexico, the United States, and the Caribbean, and serving as the State Archaeologist for the Puerto Rican State Historic Office.

Jago Cooper (Ph.D. University College London, 2007) is an Arts and Humanities Research Council Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He has pursued research into past human-climate-environment relationships in the Caribbean while working on archaeological projects in Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Edwin F. Crespo-Torres (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Puerto Rico (Rio Piedras Campus), where he currently manages the Forensic Anthropology and Bioarchaeology Laboratory. Since 1991, he has served as a forensic anthropology consultant for the Puerto Rico Institute of Forensic Sciences. His research interests include mortuary practices (Caribbean and Mesoamerica), paleopathology, skeletal biology, bioarchaeology, and forensic anthropology.

Susan D. deFrance (Ph.D. University of Florida, 1993) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, Gainesville. deFrance has conducted (p. xvii) research in the Caribbean, the Central Andes, and the Southeastern United States. Her primary research interests are zooarchaeology, coastal adaptations, and Spanish colonial archaeology.

Bradley E. Ensor (Ph.D. University of Florida, 2003) is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti. His research emphasizes comparative kinship, social organization, and political economy in pre-Hispanic Mesoamerica, North America, and the Caribbean.

Scott M. Fitzpatrick (Ph.D. University of Oregon, 2003) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oregon. He specializes in the archaeology of islands and coasts, particularly the Pacific and Caribbean. He is founder and Co-Editor of the Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology and has published over 70 scholarly papers and two edited volumes, including Island Shores, Distant Pasts: Archaeological and Biological Perspectives on the Pre-Columbian Settlement of the Caribbean (2010). He currently has several active field projects on islands in the Lesser Antilles and Palau in Micronesia.

Perry L. Gnivecki (Ph.D. State University of New York, Binghamton, 1983) is a Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). He has conducted archaeological research in Peru, Iraq, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Cuba, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, where he has worked on San Salvador, Long Island, Grand Bahama, and New Providence. He teaches an annual field program in Caribbean archaeology and co-directs the Lucayan Ecological Archaeology Project.

Julian Granberry (Ph.D. in archaeology and linguistics, University of Buffalo, 1959) received most of his education at Yale University and the University of Florida. He is Language Coordinator for Native American Language Services in Horseshoe Beach, Florida. His archaeological work has been largely in the Caribbean and in Florida. He is the author of 17 books and various articles in the fields of Caribbean and Native American archaeology and linguistics.

Michele H. Hayward (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1986) is currently a Senior Archaeologist with Panamerican Consultants, Inc. She has been involved with a variety of archaeological projects in the United States and the Caribbean. Her interest in Caribbean rock art began shortly after graduation as an archaeologist with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture and has grown to include rock art site documentation, co-authorship of two books and various articles on Puerto Rican and the region’s images, as well as organizing and participating in national and international sessions on Caribbean rock art.

Michael Heckenberger (Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 1996) is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at the University of Florida and has conducted fieldwork in Brazil, Guyana, Tobago, and Suriname. His work has focused on the origin and nature of settled and monumental sites, roughly 5,000 years ago, and late pre-Columbian and historical period complex societies, “garden cities,” in tropical South America. (p. xviii)

Corinne L. Hofman (Ph.D. Leiden University, 1993) is Professor of Caribbean Archaeology at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Since the 1980s she has been conducting archaeological research on many islands of the Lesser and Greater Antilles for which she has been awarded prestigious grants from the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Menno L. P. Hoogland (Ph.D. Leiden University, 1986) is an Associate Professor of Caribbean Archaeology at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands, and Director of the undergraduate program. His research focus is on settlement and mortuary archaeology.

William F. Keegan (Ph.D. UCLA, 1985) is Curator of Caribbean Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Jason E. Laffoon (M.A. Leiden University, 2006) is a doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. He has conducted archaeological research throughout the Caribbean, as well as in Europe, and North and South America. His research focuses on integrating isotopic and bioarchaeological approaches to the study of ancient migrations and mobility, and he has published several articles and book chapters on these topics.

Carmen A. Laguer Díaz (M.A. University of Florida, 2009) is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida. Her research interests include issues of social memory, identities at a national and community level in the Caribbean, and the politics surrounding archaeology.

Juan Martínez-Cruzado (Ph.D. Harvard University, 1988) is Professor of Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. The focus of his research is molecular biology and the use of mtDNA to investigate the population history of native peoples.

Marcos Martinón-Torres is a senior lecturer of archaeological science and material culture at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is co-editor, with Thilo Rehren, of Archaeology, History and Science: Integrative Approaches to Ancient Materials (2009).

Hayley L. Mickleburgh, (M.A. [Honors] Leiden University, 2007) is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. Her research interests include bioarchaeology, dental anthropology, paleodiet and subsistence practices, mortuary practices, and craft activity and specialization, with a special focus on the archaeology of the Caribbean.

Angus A. A. Mol (M.A. Leiden University, 2007) is a Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. His doctoral research, for which he has adopted both material culture and network theories, is on the form and function of exchange in the precolonial Caribbean.

Joost Morsink (Ph.D. University of Florida, 2012) was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Florida. He has conducted research in the Lesser Antilles, Greater (p. xix) Antilles, and the Bahamian archipelago and was book review editor for the Journal of Caribbean Archaeology.

Jaime R. Pagán-Jiménez (Ph.D. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2005) was awarded with the Medalla Alfonso Caso al Mérito Universitario. He is currently Adjunct Professor at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe and Research Affiliate in Caribbean Archaeology at Leiden University. He is also an Independent Researcher with the Herbario, Department of Biology, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, and Research Director at EK, Consultores en Arqueología. His current research examines the paleoethnobotany of the Caribbean islands and the sociopolitics of archaeology in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Michael P. Pateman is a Ph.D. student in the School of Planning, University of Cincinnati. He is the Senior Assistant Archaeologist for The Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation, The National Museum of The Bahamas. He is a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio). His dissertation topic addresses how to integrate community/indigenous based knowledge and scientific knowledge to develop effective plans and policies to protect important cultural and natural resources. His major research interests include human–environmental interactions, pre-Columbian diet, political ecology, and heritage management of The Bahamas.

William J. Pestle (Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010) is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at UIC. In addition to his work in Puerto Rico, he is actively pursuing research on ancient diet in prehistoric northern Chile.

Reniel Rodríguez Ramos (Ph.D. University of Florida, 2007) is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Puerto Rico-Utuado and a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University. His main areas of interest have been the study of lithic technologies and the interaction dynamics registered in the Caribbean in precolonial times.

Gérard Richard obtained his advanced degree from the Institut Régional d’Administration Publique de METZ. While he spent a number of years studying the prehistoric peoples of France, since 1982 he has transferred his research to Guadeloupe and the wider Caribbean. Richard’s positions include Territorial Conservator, Archaeologist, Chief of the Cultural Patrimony Service in Architecture and Archaeology for the Regional Council of Guadeloupe, and Treasurer for the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology.

Alice V. M. Samson (Ph.D. Leiden University, 2010) is currently a lecturer in Archaeology within the Caribbean Research Group, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. She has conducted research in the Dominican Republic and has published on European and Caribbean prehistory, maritime and household archaeology. (p. xx)

Peter E. Siegel (Ph.D. State University of New York, Binghamton, 1992) is Professor of Anthropology at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. He has conducted archaeological studies throughout much of eastern North America, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, the Lesser Antilles, and Bolivia and ethnoarchaeological research among the Waiwai in Guyana and Shipibo in the montaña region of eastern Peru.

Peter T. Sinelli (Ph.D. University of Florida, 2010) is an Instructor on the Anthropology Department faculty at the University of Central Florida, where he has worked since 2005. His academic interests include human migration, island colonization, and maritime settlement strategies. His ongoing research focuses on the Lucayan Taíno of the Bahama archipelago.

Joshua M. Torres (Ph.D. University of Florida, 2012). He worked as an archaeologist at Southeastern Archaeological Research Inc. for many years, and recently became the State Historical Preservation Officer (SHPO) for the US Virgin Islands. His research emphasizes the use of spatial analysis to investigate the development of social complexity in Puerto Rico.

Jorge Ulloa Hung (M.A. in Caribbean Studies, Universidad de Oriente, Cuba,1999) is founder and coordinator of El Caribe Arqueológico and is currently Professor of Social Science and Humanities at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC) and manager of Archaeology at the Museo del Hombre Dominicano. He is a Ph.D. researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. He has worked on archaeological projects in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Roberto Valcárcel Rojas (M.S. Universidad de Oriente, Cuba, 1999) is currently a Ph.D. researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. He serves as Investigator at the Cuban Ministry of Science’s Department of Central-Eastern Archaeology in Holguín and is the author of two books and several articles about Cuban and Caribbean precolonial and colonial archaeology.

Kit W. Wesler (Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1982) is Professor of Archaeology and Director of the Mid America Remote Sensing Center at Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky. He has served as a Fulbright lecturer/researcher at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. His research areas include the Southeastern United States, West Africa, and the Caribbean.

Samuel M. Wilson (Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1986) is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas in Austin and has conducted archaeological research in the Caribbean since 1982.