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Pre-Colonial Caribbean (12:07)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 03:57 What were the first two major moments of migrations to the Caribbean islands and when did these take place?
  2. 04:52 Dr. Hofman states that the soil has to be opened like a book in order to learn about these early Caribbean peoples. What types of information can archaeologists learn by doing this?
  3. 06:44 What were belief systems like in the early period of migration? How did this change in the later periods?
  4. 08:05 How do we know that there were continued contacts and exchanges between islands and between the Caribbean islands and the mainland of Central and South America in the pre-colonial period?
  5. 09:06 How did the indigenous Caribbean peoples help the Spanish and what occurred as a result of this help?
  6. 09:57 Who were the Kalinago and where did they settle after the arrival of the Spanish?