Tracing Traces from Present to Past
A Functional Analysis of Pre-Columbian Shell and Stone Artefacts from Anse à la Gourde and Morel, Guadeloupe, FWI
Distributed for Amsterdam University Press
This comprehensive volume analyzes shell implements, as well as flint and stone tools, from the pre-Columbian sites of Anse à la Gourde and Morel, Guadeloupe, drawing on archaeological, ethnographical, ethnohistorical and experimental data. The results of a functional analysis of all artifact categories are presented, as well as a reconstruction of the technological system in the pre-Columbian period. Lammers-Keijsers also demonstrates the value of this integral approach in shedding light on the choices made in past tool use and the future study of different raw materials.