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Walking Upside‐Down and Backwards: Art and Religion In The Ancient Caribbean

Peter G. Roe

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232444
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199232444.013.0034

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

 Walking Upside‐Down and Backwards: Art and Religion In The Ancient Caribbean

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The Caribbean produced some of the most compelling art in the New World, particularly in the Greater Antilles. It also witnessed the world's first ethnography since Tacitus, Friar Ramón Pané's (1498 [1999]) An Account of the Antiquities of the Indians, commissioned by Columbus. This article discusses art and religion in the ancient Caribbean's, covering the first settlers, horticulturalists, later settlers, iconography and symbolism, and later developments.

Keywords: archaeology; ethnography; horticulturalists; settlers; iconography; symbolism

Article.  10051 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Historical Archaeology

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