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Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Kathleen Deagan and Jose Maria Cruxent


This book presents detailed technical documentation of the authors' ten-year archaeological excavation of La Isabela, America's first colony. The artifacts and material remains of the town offer rich material for comparative research into Euro-American cultural and material development during the crucial transition from the medieval era to the Renaissance. The period when La Isabela was in existence witnessed great innovation and change in many areas of technology. The archaeological evidence of La Isabela's architecture, weaponry, numismatics, pottery, and metallurgy can be precisely dated, h ... More

Keywords: La Isabela, medieval era, Renaissance, architecture, weaponry, numismatics, pottery, metallurgy, archaeological evidence, material development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300090413
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300090413.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Deagan, author

Jose Maria Cruxent, author