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Sun Aug 18, 2013, 04:02 PM

Evidence Indicates Human Presence in Cuba 8,000 Years Ago

Holguin, August 18 2013 / ISSN 1607-6389

Update: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 - 11:16

Evidence Indicates Human Presence in Cuba 8,000 Years Ago

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The presence of humans in Cuba hypothetically dates from between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago, says a study by the Anthropology Institute of the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry.

The archaeological census, carried out by the Cuban institution, includes research done by experts, historians, archaeologists, institutions, hobbyists and the officials and is yet to be completed in January 2014.

Researchers have located so far more than 3,200 aboriginal archaeological sites on the island, the head of the archaeology department at the Cuban institute of Anthropology, Alfonso Cordova said.

Some of the sites found were tagged human dwelling because there was evidence of food, tools and trash, which all show that those sites were once ancient communities inhabited by humans.

"Others functioned as rest stops, since they are areas ... without evidence of prolonged habitation made by ... mobile communities that moved periodically but repeated their stays, as well as inhabited caves," Cordova said to Fox News Latino.

He also went on to say there are signs that indicate the use of caves for burials, ceremonies, cave painting sites, shell workshops to make vessels and other objects that further suggest the presence of humans. / RHC


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