History on mona Island:Long-term human and landscape dynamics of an 'Uninhabited' Island

Samson, Alice V.M. and Cooper, Jago ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2396-4414 (2015) History on mona Island:Long-term human and landscape dynamics of an 'Uninhabited' Island. NWIG: New West Indian Guide, 89 (1-2). pp. 30-60. ISSN 1382-2373

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Abstract

The history of Mona Island and her transitory and permanent communities provides an interesting perspective on the role this small island has played over the long-term in spheres of maritime interaction in the Caribbean and further afield. In particular, we examine the role that the extraordinary cave systems have played in attracting people to the island and into the subterranean realm within. Through a recent study of the extant historical sources and archaeological evidence for past human activity on the island, we trace this historical landscape and seascape in order to review the importance of Mona in wider regional dynamics through time.

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Additional Information: Publisher Copyright: © aviva ben-ur, 2015.
Uncontrolled Keywords: caribbean history,human cave use,island archaeology,mona passage,cultural studies,history,arts and humanities (miscellaneous),social sciences (miscellaneous) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3316
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 08:30
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2022 06:45
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/86917
DOI: 10.1163/22134360-08901054

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