Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic
Artifact Inventory

Wooden Paddle


  • Design: A portion of a wooden paddle.

  • Size: Length 51cm

  • Condition: The blade of the paddle is intact minus the tip. The handle of the paddle was broken off as well.

  • Wood Type:Pending

  • Collection Date: November 6,1997

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  • Comments: Only a few examples of Taino wooden paddles have ever been recovered. This example, unfortunately, lacks the diagnostic features of the tip and the handle.

    Last updated: 11 February 1998
    Comments: Underwater Science Program
    Copyright 1998, The Trustees of Indiana University