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Remote cays and the pre-Columbian colonisation of The Bahamas

  • William F. Keegan (a1) and Michael P. Pateman (a2)
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Recent research investigating the origins of Bahama archipelago habitation conducted archaeological surveys on the remote Bahamian Guinchos Cay and Cay Lobos. A complete lack of prehistoric evidence, however, suggests that they played no significant role in the colonisation of The Bahamas.

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