Indiana University Bloomington

Center for Underwater Science

La Isabela Photo Gallery

La Isabela Bay

Terrestrial 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.

The foundation of Columbus's home overlooking the bay.

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


Taino Artifacts

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Ceramic 1
Ceramic 4
Ceramic 8
Ceramic 9

European Influence Artifacts

Ceramic 2

Ceramic 3

Ceramic 5

Ceramic 6

Ceramic 7

Ceramic 10