By Charles Robin Ewen

While such a lot reports of intercultural touch specialise in the impression of the intrusive energy at the local tradition, this booklet examines the consequences of the colonization technique at the Spaniards within the New international throughout the sixteenth century. the location of Puerto actual at the north coast of Haiti serves as a case learn. in response to the result of excavations at either Puerto genuine and St. Augustine, Florida, this research means that the advent of recent global and African cultural parts into Spanish colonial tradition begun nearly at touch. The version of acculturative approaches, built in St. Augustine and proven at Puerto actual, can serve to lead destiny Spanish colonial learn. it will probably even be utilized to non-Hispanic colonial websites within the New global. Did the French and British adapt to their new environments in a way just like the Spanish? paintings performed at Puerto genuine demonstrates the application of archaeology within the examine of the results of tradition contact.

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Columbus's first voyage set in motion forces that affected and continue to affect the world to this day. " You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 18 • From Seville to Puerto Real Alfred Crosby, who coined the term in a book of the same name (1972:219), renders a harsh verdict concerning the consequences of this exchange: The Columbian exchange has included Man, and he has changed the Old and New Worlds sometimes inadvertently, sometimes intentionally, often brutally.

Excavation of one of these yielded three stone gargoyles and a large quantity of building rubble. One of these gargoyles has the head of an elephant and the body of a sheep or some other hooved animal. Clearly, a substantial settlement had existed in the area. The artifacts indicated that it had a sixteenth-century Spanish prove31 You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press.

However the aboriginals came to be there, their general social organization and infrastructural base is fairly well understood. Helms (1984:37) groups the Circum-Caribbean area into two major spheres of political interaction: the Spanish Main (northern Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, and northern Venezuela) and the Greater Antilles (Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and Cuba), with the less-developed people of the Lesser Antilles, northeastern Venezuela, and Guiana linking them. The denser populations were organized into ranked societies, with commoners and elites being the major social division.

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