Irving Rouse-The Tainos – Ebook download as PDF File .pdf) or read book online. Information on tainos. Drawing on archeological and ethno-historical evidence, Irving Rouse sketches a picture of the Tainos as they existed during the time of Columbus, contrasting. How to Cite: Delle, J.A., The Tainos: Rise and Decline of the People Who Greeted Columbus by Irving Rouse, Yale University Press, New Haven.

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Adams Francis L. Trade would have been prevalent based on the presence exotic pottery types. This event sparked a lifelong interest in identifying migrations of people and understanding the reason for migrations of human populations.

In a article in American AntiquityRouse breaks classification of artifacts down into two forms, analytic and taxonomic, and discusses the goals of each form. In Rouse had a heart attack while on a project in Antigua, signaling the end to his fieldwork career. The ground stone artifacts included stone axes and various types of hammer-grinders, beads, and other small objects. MacCurdy Professor of Anthropologyholding this position until his retirement in rluse It was a time when hunting was emphasized, as evidenced by projectile points uncovered during excavation.

Evidence of 9 burials were recovered 8 of which were inhumationswhich indicates some concept of life after death. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.

Bone artifact were rare. The Meso-Indian epoch began about BC. In his excavations Rouse was able to recover 9, artifacts, over 9, of which were pottery sherds.


Irving Rouse

These objects would have been made through either flaking, battering, or grinding techniques. He was promoted to associate curator and research associate These people were big game hunters. Sites were identified largely by large piles of shells, which also indicated a reliance upon seafood as a source of subsistence. Presidents of the American Anthropological Association.

He made major contributions to the development of archaeological theorywith a special emphasis on taxonomy and classification tne archaeological materials and studies of human migration.

This page was last edited on 11 Mayat The authors identify four major epochs chronological classification to which the remains of each distinct group of people with distinct cultural traits ethnic classification will be assigned.

Rouse was a major contributor to the study of Caribbean archaeologyand his contribution to this field began with his dissertation, which was broken down into two parts and dealt with the culture of the Ft. Irving and Mary had two sons, David and Peter. While employed at the museum, Rouse also tge courses in anthropologybeginning as an instructor in anthropology fromadvancing to Assistant ProfessorAssociate ProfessorProfessorand finally becoming Charles J.

Irving Rouse – Wikipedia

Walter Goldschmidt Richard N. The first culture he classifies is the Couri culture.

He hypothesizes that this jrving not out of need for food, but rather as some sort of ritual rose supernatural significance. The first segment of his dissertation is a definition of the methods he would use in studying the cultures of this region titled Prehistory in Haiti: He suspected the Couri groups were semi-nomadic and band-like in structure due to the small, shallow nature of the sites excavated.


His maternal grandfather was Czech.

The Tainos: Rise & Decline of the People who Greeted Columbus – Irving Rouse – Google Books

He identifies a number of objective types which may be pursued in this article, including descriptive, classificatory, geographical, and chronological objectives. Moses —97 Jane H. It was through the information obtained from this project that Rouse developed a theory that different assemblages were not the result of different migrations a theory held by a mentor of his, Froelich Raineybut were instead the result of a single line of development.

People would have lived in small villages, presumably in some sort of small structure, although the only evidence we have regarding shelter comes from small middens. The third epoch, the Neo-Indian epoch, was characterized by the sufficient development of agriculture as a means to irvibg hunting as the principle mean of subsistence.

Both shell objects are made from conch shellsand there is evidence of a well developed art design, as the pendant is decorated with parallel and zig-zagged bands. In this publication, Rouse and Cruxent identify two ways in which cultures can be classified: He returned to the island in rojse do some additional work with John Goggin. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.