New World Influences

Dominican Republic Structural Artifacts

The earliest site of Spanish settlement was at La Isabela in modern-day Dominican Republic. The city consisted of a stone fort, curch, and several huts and plazas.

To the right is the foundation of Columbus's home overlooking the bay. Below are two photos of roofing tiles designed for the New World structures.

Ceramic roofing tiles from Columbus' house. These earthenware tiles were most likely fired in the kiln nearby.

Last updated: 3 October 1996
Comments: Underwater Science Program
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