A la recherche des Caraïbes archéologiques

Abstract : When the European arrived in the Lesser Antilles they have been in contact with their Amerindian inhabitant they will call "Caribs". By this way, an important text corpus concerning those peoples will be constituted between the fifteen and the eighteen centuries. Since the archaeological researches beginnings in the archipelago until today, establish a link between those historic texts and the archaeological findings have been one of the the archaeologists main objectives. We will present here a review of the works about this question. By this way we will be able to observe the progressive transformation of the relationship between the archaeologists and the text sources and this of their utilization mode. This transformation is related to an historians and archaeologist discussion concerning the European text about Lesser Antilles Amerindian real value.
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Benoît Bérard. A la recherche des Caraïbes archéologiques. Les Indiens de Petites Antilles. Des premiers peuplements aux débuts de la colonisation européenne, L'Harmattan, pp.27-36, 2011, Cahiers d'histoire de l'Amérique coloniale n°5, 978-2-296-55079-7. ⟨hal-00967529⟩

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