Archaeology at La Isabela : America's first European town / Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent.

Archaeology at La Isabela : America's first European town / Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent.

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Deagan, Kathleen A.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
xxxi, 377 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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Cruxent, José María.
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F1939.I8D42 2002z
Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-369) and index.
Annotation In this important book, Kathleen Deagan and Jose Maria Cruxent present detailed technical documentation of their ten-year archaeological excavation of La Isabela, America's first colony. The artifacts and material remains of the town offer rich material for comparative research into Euro-American cultural and material development during the crucial transition from the medieval era to the Renaissance. The period when La Isabela was in existence witnessed great innovation and change in many areas of technology. The archaeological evidence of La Isabela's architecture, weaponry, numismatics, pottery, and metallurgy can be precisely dated, helping to chart the sequence of this change and revealing much that is new about late medieval technology. The authors' archaeological research also provides a foundation for their insights into the reasons for the demise of La Isabela.
Glass and glassware: p. 179, 199, 209, 286.
Columbus and La Isabela --
The Taínos at La Isabela --
The geographical and cultural landscape of Columbus's colony --
Excavations at El Castillo --
The medieval enclave: organization of space at La Isabela --
La Isabela's buildings --
Starvation in paradise: food and subsistence at La Isabela --
Living in Bohíos: domestic life at La Isabela --
Soldiers and horsemen at La Isabela --
Artisans and craftsmen at La Isabela --
Aftermath and transformation --
Supplies and items brought to La Isabela --
Horizontal distribution of artifact categories --
Items excavated at La Isabela --
Potentially undisturbed domestic proveniences used for macrofaunal analyses --
Compositional analyses of ceramics from La Isabela / by Emlen Myers --
Preliminary comments on the glass bracelets from La Isabela / by Robert Brill --
Artifact distributions at three Spanish town sites in Hispaniola.
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