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According to the eu chronicles, on the time of touch, the better Antilles have been inhabited by way of the Taino or Arawak Indians, who have been equipped in hierarchical societies. on account that its inception Caribbean archaeology has used inhabitants as an immense variable in explaining many social, political, and financial techniques reminiscent of migration, adjustments in subsistence structures, and the advance of institutionalized social stratification.

In Caribbean Paleodemography, L. Antonio Curet argues that inhabitants has been used casually through Caribbean archaeologists and proposes extra rigorous and promising ways that demographic components will be integrated in our modeling of earlier human habit. He analyzes a few demographic matters in island archaeology at a variety of degrees of research, together with inter- and intra-island migration, wearing ability, inhabitants buildings, variables in prehistory, cultural alterations, and the connection with fabric tradition and social improvement. With this paintings, Curet brings jointly the various theories on better Antilles island populations and the social and political forces governing their development and migration.

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