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The Physical Environment: Biogeographical Teleconnections in Caribbean Prehistory

  • Francisco Watlington
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Abstract

Geographical teleconnections1 are long-distance energy linkages between localized biogeophysical phenomena, including anthropo-geographical derivations. The Caribbean Sea is herein recognized as the hub of diverse teleconnections between the surrounding islands and mainlands, and with other regions near and far. However, this chapter will focus on the Greater Antilles as the perceived environmental axis around which the historical - and prehistorical - colonization of the Caribbean region has turned, powered as it were by its geographical teleconnections.

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