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The "South-Dominica" archaeological mission: the Soufrière site.

Abstract : The "South-Dominica" archaeological mission of the French ministry of foreign affairs has started work in 2005. Designed to enlighten the archaeological terra incognita dominicana, this research has essentially been dedicated to the early ceramic occupation of the island. Our work has been based on the analysis of the few collections already existing, on systematic survey campaigns and on an important test pit program. This lecture will be concentrating on the presentation of the Soufrière site excavation. The Soufriere site, found in the seventies, is composed of an important early cedrosan saladoid occupation covered by volcanic deposits. The data obtained during this excavation, associated with other results of the "South Dominica" archaeological mission, incites us to think about a revision of the territories associated to the complexes in the Lesser Antilles.
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Benoît Bérard. The "South-Dominica" archaeological mission: the Soufrière site.. XXII Conference of the International Association of Caribbean Archaeology, Jul 2007, Kingston, Jamaica. ⟨hal-00961335⟩



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