By William F. Keegan
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It is reasonable to apply the Cook and Borah methodology to this question because the Lucayans also experienced sporadic contacts with Europeans between 1492 and 1500, most notably with Amerigo Vespucci's and Vicente Yáñez Pinzón's expeditions of 1499 – 1500. There is every reason to expect that mortality levels paralleled those projected for Hispaniola. To apply Cook and Borah's technique, the 40,000 persons in the 1509 census are used as the baseline. Cook and Borah have argued that such accountings do not included young children and old people because they could not be used as laborers.
One hundred seventy five nine. Las Islas de Lucayos, 1499–1520 Challengers of Columbus, 1499. The World Map of 1500. Early Sixteenth Century Spanish Shipwrecks. Slaving Expeditions and the Lucayan Genocide, 1509–1512. The Empty Islands: Juan Ponce de León, 1513. 206 10. After the End: Reflections on a Paleoethnography What is Real?. A Processual Methodology. Creating the Lucayans. 224 Bibliography 231 Index 271 Page ix Figures 2. 1. Bucket Model of a Bahamian Atoll 25 2. 2. Wind Roses for Nassau Airport, January–December 1964–1970 28 2.
It should be noted that pottery styles subsumed by the Saladoid series are often of restricted distribution. One possibility is that these restricted styles represent distinct social groups who entered the West Indies independently (Chanlatte Baik and Narganes 1980; Chanlatte Baik 1991; Haviser 1991). Alternatively the styles may represent localized ritual activities (Rouse 1986). Whatever the case, the underlying diversity within the Saladoid series requires additional attention (Roe 1989). Since we are unable to learn the names that these peoples had for themselves, the name assigned to their pottery series has been expanded to include the peoples who manufactured and used the pottery.
To this point, changes in the supplydemand equilibrium have been expressed in terms of increasing output because subsistence change is most often studied as progressive—the Western view of economies being focused on growth. However, the technique is also amenable to situations of decreasing total output. Economists define aggregate demand as the sum of tastes, wants, or preferences. They view the reasons for particular preferences to be outside their sphere of competence and focus their attention on examining the net effects of given preferences (Hirshleifer 1980).
Martin 1983, 1985; cf. Smith and Winterhalder 1985). Yet, such theories are important because they provide specific measurements and predictions concerning behavior under specified conditions. By comparing actual or observed behavior with that predicted by abstract theory we gain insight into the factors that influenced behavior. Furthermore, theories help to isolate the significant variables, especially variables that are common to seemingly unrelated activities. For instance, the relationship between food getting, recreation, and ceremonies may appear impossible to specify, yet all can be expressed in terms of time allocation.