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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Arensberg William C. Walter Goldschmidt Richard N. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This epoch began at roughly BC and included 10 ethnic series: A Study in Methodthe second an application of these methods entitled Culture of the Ft. Therefore, a “type” is made up of selected modes. Rouse identifies his background in botany as a major idving in his lifelong interest in classification and taxonomy. This event sparked a lifelong interest in identifying migrations of people and understanding the reason for migrations of human populations.

There was some evidence of cutting on human remains found at Meillac sites, leading Yainos to believe that cannibalism may have been occurring.

The population of Meillac groups must have been many times larger than the population of Couri groups. Views Read Edit View history.

In his excavations Rouse was able to recover 9, artifacts, over irvibg, of which were pottery sherds. Goodman —07 Setha Low —09 Virginia R.

The flint tools that were recovered were similar to those represented in the Couri group, but the ground-stone artifacts were more developed than their Couri predecessors.

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Sites were identified largely by large piles of shells, which also indicated a reliance upon seafood as a source of subsistence. Foster Charles Wagley Anthony F. There also appears to be evidence of a very early stage of the worship of zemisHaitian historical deities, although this concept would have been in the early stages of development. Irvinh Rouse had a heart attack while on a project in Antigua, signaling the end to his fieldwork career.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Social organization would have been similar to Meillac group social structure, with people living houses grouped into villages. Casagrande Edward H. Rouse was a proponent of the cultural historical approach to archaeology, and in “The Strategy of Culture History”, [29] Rouse identifies and te the goals of this approach.

Rouse began doing fieldwork in the Caribbean inwhen he worked in Haiti on the material that would lead to his dissertation. The Meso-Indian taimos began about BC.

Rouse notes that while modes are “inherent” in a collection, types are created by the archaeologist by selecting the modes which he determines to be relevant.

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In the second segment of his dissertation, a work titled Culture of the Ft. The end product of analytic classification is the ” mode “, which is produced by rhe a series of classes representing different features of the artifact. A Study in Method The first epoch is the “Paleo-Indian” epoch, which began with the first inhabitants of Venezuela around 15, BC?.

Moses —97 Jane H. Artifacts irvkng in the form of the aforementioned pottery sherds, flint tools, ground-stone artifacts, and shell artifacts. The Manicauroid series was the only ethnic series that fit in the Meso-Indian epoch.

The only art known from these groups comes from decoration on cooking pots, which included linear geometric drawings and modeled heads. Coral was utilized for the first time in the region by the Meillac groups, who used unworked coral as “rasps” eouse picks.

The third epoch, the Neo-Indian epoch, was characterized by the sufficient development of agriculture as a means to replace hunting as the principle mean of subsistence. Upon receiving his Ph.


Hill —99 Louise Lamphere — Rouse identifies “objectives” as the building blocks of any archaeological research project, and the ultimate goal of any research project is the synthesis of a series of these objectives, which he defines as “the end-product of any particular segment in the procedure of culture-historical research.

He believes that the concept of private property may have had a role in the Couri culture, giving the stone beads and stone and shell pendants as examples. There is evidence of a workshop for the manufacture of the axes in the area, however it appears that the flint objects were made elsewhere, indicating that there was probably some sort of trade system in place.

Hodge —16 Alfred L.

Benjamin Irving Rouse August 29, — February 24, was an American archaeologist on the faculty of Yale University best known for his work in the Teh and Lesser Antilles of the Caribbeanespecially in Haiti. These people were big game hunters. Adams Francis L.

He was promoted to associate curator and research associate The first segment of his dissertation is a definition of the methods he irvong use in studying the cultures of this region titled Prehistory in Haiti: The authors identify four major epochs chronological classification to which the remains of each distinct group of people with distinct cultural traits ethnic classification will be assigned.