By Reniel Rodríguez Ramos
conventional reviews of the cultures of indigenous peoples of the Caribbean have established on ceramic stories, in response to the archaeological version constructed via Irving Rouse which has guided Caribbean archaeology for many years. Rodríguez Ramos departs from this system via enforcing lithics because the basic unit for tracing the origins and advancements of the indigenous peoples of Puerto Rico. examining the technological types concerned with the construction of stone artifacts within the island via time, in addition to the evaluate of a listing of greater than 500 radiocarbon dates recovered in view that Rouse's version emerged, the writer provides a very cutting edge examine revealing substitute views on Puerto Rico's pre-Columbian culture-historical series. by way of utilizing a multiscalar layout, he not just not just offers an research of the plural ways that the precolonial peoples of the island interacted and negotiated their identities but in addition exhibits how the cultural landscapes of Puerto Rico, the Antilles, and the higher Caribbean formed and have been formed through jointly constituting methods via time.