Le Grand (1988, pp. 80-81, 97) defined ‘localism’ “when geologists are most influenced by data found close to them in time and space and within their own disciplinary specialties”. Jamaica has been prone to localist interpretations made by some of its most notable geologists.

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Donovan, S. (2011). Misinterpreting by localism: transposing European geology and tectonics onto Antillean islands. Scripta Geologica, 142, 9–10.