New Findings Enrich Cuban Archeological Heritage

The findings were the result of ongoing excavations in the locality known as Chorro de Maita, in the Holguin municipality of Banes by experts with the local office of the Cuban Ministry of Science and with the US University of Alabama.

Roberto Valcarcel, director of the research project known as Contacto Indohispanico, underway in the aboriginal site, which was discovered some 20 years ago, said that the items found allows furthering the vision of feeding habits of the local agricultural and pottery-making community.

The expert pointed out that the elements belonging to the aboriginal population that settled in the locality known as Cerro de Yaguajay, also in the same locality of Banes, is at the center of ongoing archeological research, which will conclude early next Month.

The research undertaken in the eastern locality focuses on death-related issues like funeral rites, said Valcarcel who noted that there is still a long way to go in that direction. The research project is also aimed at getting more information on relationship between the aboriginal population and the first Spaniards who arrived in Cuba.