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Archéologie précolombienne de l'île de Saint-Martin, Petites Antilles (3300 BC - 1600 AD)

Abstract : The archaeological data gathered from the excavations carried out in 17 pre-Columbian sites on the island of Saint-Martin have enabled us to record the longest chronological sequence of settlement presently known in the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles. This sequence, based on 94 radiometric datings, is divided into three main periods, the Archaic Age (3300 BC - 100 AD), the Early Ceramic Age (400 BC - 960 AD) and the Late Ceramic Age (740 - 1600 AD). The analysis of the deposits, of the anthropic developments, of production economies among which pottery, of subsistence strategies and settlement methods, gives access to the organization of prehistoric societies from a diachronic perspective. Cultural changes are correlated with the palaeoenvironmental modifications taking place on the island. Influential areas from the Greater and Lesser Antilles reveal the process of migration and settlement.
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Dominique Bonnissent. Archéologie précolombienne de l'île de Saint-Martin, Petites Antilles (3300 BC - 1600 AD). Histoire. Université de Provence - Aix-Marseille I, 2008. Français. ⟨tel-00403026⟩

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