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Jamaican Geographer: Newsletter of the Jamaican Geographical Society

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Jamaica -- Race relations, Jamaica -- Antiquities, Maroons -- Jamaica -- History, Maroons -- Jamaica -- Social life and customs, Historic sites -- Jamaica


The main objectives of the study of maroon communities are: to obtain archaeological data that can be used for the interpretation of the socio-cultural patterns of the behavior of the Maroons; to determine the factors that contribute to the location and character of Maroon settlements; and to obtain material for dating and providing a chronological framework for the origins and development of maroon heritage in Jamaica The overall objective is to identify the character and mechanism of the functional adaptation of Maroon societies in Jamaica over time.

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