'The Mona Chronicle':The archaeology of early religious encounter in the New World

Cooper, Jago ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2396-4414, Samson, Alice V.M., Nieves, Miguel A., Lace, Michael J., Caamaño-Dones, Josué, Cartwright, Caroline, Kambesis, Patricia N. and Frese, Laura Del Olmo (2016) 'The Mona Chronicle':The archaeology of early religious encounter in the New World. Antiquity, 90 (352). pp. 1054-1071. ISSN 0003-598X

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Abstract

The Caribbean island of Mona, on a key Atlantic route from Europe to the Americas, was at the heart of sixteenth-century Spanish colonial projects. Communities on the island were exposed to the earliest waves of European impact during a critical period of transformation and the forging of new identities. One of many caves within an extensive subterranean world on the island was marked both by indigenous people and by the first generations of Europeans to arrive in the New World. This account of spiritual encounters provides a rare, personalised insight into intercultural religious dynamics in the early Americas.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This research was conducted with the support of the British Museum Research Committee, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (University of Cambridge), the Centro de Investigaciones Historicas (University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras), the Instituto de Cultural Puertorriquena, Departamento de Recursos Naturales y Ambientales de Puerto Rico, the British Academy and the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe. We are also indebted to Herb Allen III, Monica de la Torre, Delise Torres, Osvaldo de Jesus, Victor Serrano, Alex Palermo, Angel Vega, Paola Schiappacasse, Kate Jarvis, Tiana Garcia, Daniel Shelley, Rolf Vieten, Lucy Wrapson, David Redhouse, Tom Higham, Jose Rivera, Walter Cardona Bonet, Ovidio Davila Davila and Miguel Bonet for their contributions to this research. Further thanks are due to Amy Maitland Gardner for the figures, and to the Natural Environment Research Council, Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (Grant NF/2014/2/7) and the British Cave Research Association (Grant CSTRI-2014) Publisher Copyright: © Copyright Antiquity Publications Ltd, 2016.
Uncontrolled Keywords: caribbean,cave art,christianity,finger-fluting,iconography,inscription,isla de mona,religion,archaeology,arts and humanities(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3302
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Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 08:30
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2022 03:23
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/86915
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2016.103

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