Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic
Artifact Inventory

Macana War Club


  • Design: Large wooden club with bulbous end tapering into a sword shaped handle.

  • Size: Approximately 79cm long

  • Condition: Intact

  • Wood Type: Pending

  • C-14 Date: cal Ad 1315 to 1345, cal AD 1390 to 1455

  • Collection Date: July 1997

  • Illustration:

  • Comments: Bulbous end shows signs of being worked with a chisel-like object. Las Casas described similar large, palm wood clubs called macana.
    Significant Artifact Interpretation

    Last updated: 19 January 1998
    Comments: Underwater Science Program
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