Jamaica Underground

The Caves, Sinkholes and Underground Rivers of the Island

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Author: Alan G. Fincham

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766400361

Category: History

Page: 447

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This title explores the underground caves, sinkholes and underground rivers of Jamaica.

The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

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Author: William F. Keegan,Corinne L. Hofman,Reniel Rodriguez Ramos

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199875073

Category: History

Page: 624

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The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology provides an overview of archaeological investigations in the insular Caribbean, understood here as the islands whose shores surround the Caribbean Sea and the islands of the Bahama Archipelago. Though these islands were never isolated from the surrounding mainland, their histories are sufficiently diverse to warrant their identification as distinct areas of culture. Over the past 20 years, Caribbean archaeology has been transformed from a focus on reconstructing culture histories to one on the mobility and exchange expressed in cultural and social dynamics. This Handbook brings together, for the first time, examples of the best research conducted by scholars from across the globe to address the complexity of the Caribbean past. The Handbook is divided into five sections. Part I, Islands of History and the Precolonial History of the Caribbean Islands, provides an introduction to Caribbean Archaeology and its history. The papers in the following Ethnohistory section address the diversity of cultural practices expressed in the insular Caribbean and develop historical descriptions in concert with archaeological evidence in order to place language, social organization, and the native Ta?nos and Island Caribs in perspective. The following section, Culture History, provides the latest research on specific geographical locations and cross-cultural engagements, from Jamaica and the Bahama archigelago to the Saladoid and the Isthmo-Antillean Engagements. Creating History, the fourth section, includes papers on specific issues related to the field, such as Zooarchaeology, Rock Art, and DNA analysis, among others. The final section, World History, centers on the consequences of European colonization.

Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science

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Author: John Gunn

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1579583997

Category: Reference

Page: 902

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The Encyclopedia of Caves and Karst Science contains 350 alphabetically arranged entries. The topics include cave and karst geoscience, cave archaeology and human use of caves, art in caves, hydrology and groundwater, cave and karst history, and conservation and management. The Encyclopedia is extensively illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams, and tables, and has thematic content lists and a comprehensive index to facilitate searching and browsing.

Important bird areas in the Caribbean

key sites for conservation

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Author: David C. Wege,Verónica Anadón-Irizarry,Mayra Vincenty,BirdLife International

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 348

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World Geography: The World

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Author: Ray Sumner

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893562762

Category: Science

Page: 2379

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Covers the major region of the world, with information on such topics as physical geography, biogeography, economic geography, human geography, and natural resources.

Jamaican Place Names

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Author: B. W. Higman,Brian James Hudson

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9789766402174

Category: History

Page: 319

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Jamaican place names range from the commonplace to the bizarre. Densely distributed across the map of the island, they not only intrigue the visitor and the resident but also provide clues to Jamaica's past landscapes and its social and economic history. Written from a historical and geographical perspective by two authors with an intimate knowledge of the island, this book presents an entirely new approach to the study of Jamaican place names. Maps and other sources dating from the earliest years of European contact to the twenty-first century are used to compile a database of over 20,000 names. Analysis provides clues to the culture and national origins of the dominant planter population who were the major name-givers but also includes many names with distinctive Jamaican "creole" meanings. Today, Kingston, May Pen, Rio Bueno, Me No Sen You No Come, George's Plain Mountain and Content, names derived from a variety of sources, are all equally Jamaican and equally fascinating. Jamaican Place Names is written for both the scholar and the general reader with an interest in the island's landscapes and history. Book jacket.