Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Item metadata
Title: AMS Radiocarbon Date for Precolumbian Caribbean Rock Art: Borbón Cave No. 1, Dominican Republic
Authors: García-Diez, Marcos
López, Adolfo
Sarró Moreno, María Isabel
Fatás Monforte, Pilar
Keywords: Arte caribeño;Cultura taína;Arte rupestre;Escuela de Borbón;AMS C
Issue Date: Sep-2022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Latin American Antiquity, 2022, 33(3), 658-665
Abstract: We present an AMS radiocarbon date from a bird image in a cave on the island of Hispaniola in the northern Caribbean. Borbón Cave No. 1 contains a key rock art assemblage that likely reflects a significant part of past native Taíno societies’ symbolic thought and beliefs. The grouping has already served to define one rock art style in the Antilles: the Borbón School. Our sample yielded a date of 890 ± 30 BP (1045–1225 cal AD). This result, as well as additional published dates for the region, confirms that these images were created before European contact with the region. Further dating comparison indicates that Taíno artistic traditions persisted for some years after the arrival and settlement of Spanish colonists on the island.
ISSN: 1045-6635
DOI: 10.1017/laq.2022.37
Editor version:
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Arqueología

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License Creative Commons