A valuable resource. . . . Proves why the maritime cultural landscape of Panama is so robust and an important subject of study.
Crafts a richly detailed narrative that weaves together land and sea, prehistory and history, present and past, indigenous and settler communities, and environmental and cultural frameworks for understanding this complex, constantly changing place.
--International Journal of Maritime History
An important story that should be known by a wide audience, and the authors do an excellent job of communicating the history, archaeology, and ethnography of the isthmus through a sweeping history linked by archaeology and the sea.