Indigenous adornment in the circum-Caribbean: The production, use, and exchange of bodily ornaments through the lenses of the microscope
- Tuesday 6 October 2020
2311 GJ Leiden
Adorning one’s body was a widespread practice in the pre-colonial Caribbean, notably during the Ceramic Age (400 BC–ca. AD 1500). Despite the abundance of beads, pendants, and other portable items recovered from the region and the scientific interest they have raised, much remains unknown concerning how people made use of them.
This dissertation aims to elucidate evolving patterns in the production, use, and exchange of ornaments through technological and microscopic analysis of wear traces.
- Prof. C.L. Hofman
- Prof. A.L. van Gijn
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