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1| Introduction
2| Maussian Exchange
2.1 A short history of exchange studies A.M (Ante Mauss)
2.2 Give, receive and reciprocate… That's the obligation
2.3 The kula: Giving, receiving and reciprocating in the Trobriands
2.4 All about women…
3| Hobbesian Models of Exchange
3.1 Warre! A final explanation of exchange?
3.2 Dispelling the Warre
3.3 Addendum: Individual or Communal, genes versus society?
4| Exchange, CST and Alienability
4.1 Signalling dedication
4.2 CST in the Trobriands
4.3 The paradox of permanence and loss
4.4 Between two extremes
4.5 Inalienability in the kula
4.7 The endgame: Kula as a quadruple axiom in the Trobriand social universe
4.8 Addendum: Fossilized costly signals and how to excavate them
5| The Caribbean Social Universe
5.1 Synopsis
5.2 Peoples of the Late Ceramic Age
5.2.1 Archaeological nomenclature
5.2.2 Lucayo
5.2.3 Guanahatabey and Macorix
5.2.4 Island-Carib
5.2.5 Igneri
5.2.6 Taíno
5.3 A bird’s eye view of social valuables in the Late Ceramic Age Caribbean
5.3.1 Duhos
5.3.2 Shamanic paraphernalia
5.3.3 Tools
5.3.4 Gold artefacts
5.3.5 Value and manufacture costs
5.3.6 Three-pointed stones
5.3.9 Other social valuables
5.4 A view from the Caribbean proto-historic social universe
5.4.1 Processes at work in the proto-historic social universe
Diachronic view per month of shipments received at La Isabela
5.4.3 Historical descriptions of exchange situations
5.4.4 Specific social valuables in proto-historic exchanges
5.4.5 Exchange systems and stratagems
5.6 Addendum: Waiwai, Argonauts of the Northern Amazon
6| The Distribution of Shell Faces and its Interpretation
6.1 Why shell faces?
6.2 Shell faces as guaíza
6.3 Materiality, appearance and utilization of the guaíza
6.4.4 Ears
6.5 Geographical patterns in the iconography of the guaíza
6.6 Addendum: Guaíza iconography outside the Antillean interaction sphere?
6.7 Archaeological contexts of the guaíza
6.7.1 Potrero de El Mango, Holguín province, Cuba
Map 2: Some guaíza site contexts and their distribution in the Caribbean
Distribution of Bone Ceremonial Objects and Ornaments in the Banes region
Distribution of Shell Ceremonial Objects and Ornaments in the Banes region
6.7.2 Anguilla: Sandy Hill and Rendezvous-bay
6.7.3 Indian Creek, Antigua
6.7.4 Désirade: Morne Cybèle 1 and Morne Souffleur
6.7.6 Tendencies in guaíza site contexts
6.8 The guaíza in its socio-cultural context
6.9 Addendum: the exchange of guaízas as a political tool
6.10 The guaíza as ideal social valuable
7| Conclusions
7.1 Questions answered and questions unanswered
7.2 Revaluated Valuables
7.2.1 Lévi-Strauss’ gift to exchange studies
7.2.2 Hobbesian views of exchange
7.2.3 Costly gifts
7.2.4 Inalienability/Alienability
7.2.5 Establishing cost
7.2.6 The relation between “sacra”, commodities and social valuables
7.3 Kula as conceptual analogy
7.3.2 Kula as cautionary tale for archaeologists
7.3.3 Kula, CST and Melanesian anthropology
7.4 Caribbean Late Ceramic Age social valuables
7.4.2 Caribbean archaeology and the advantages of CST
7.5 Opportunities for future research
7.6 Final remarks
Appendix A: The Colón Shipping List
Appendix B: Excerpts from shipping lists running from 1505 to 1508
Appendix C: Catalogue
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