Exploring a Cave with Pictographs Dating to the Early Sixteenth
Jose Maria Cave
East National Park
John W. Foster and Steve James look at a pictographic scene of a
Taino tribute to the Spaniards.
In one of the interior chambers of a cave found in the East
National Park of Dominican Republic, Archaeologist John W. Foster and
Nautical Archaeologist Steve James look at a limestone wall containing
an early tribute to the Spanish Conquest dating nearly 500 years ago.
These paintings and other artifacts, found within the East National Park,
are believed to have been created by the Taino Indians that were once native to Dominican Republic, but have long since
vanished. It is sites like this that aid in further understanding the full
range of the Spanish Conquest.
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