Holguin Researchers Study Only Submerged Site in Cuba

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Los Buchillones 2Specialists from the Eastern Center Department of Archeology, based in the province of Holguín, carried out a study on the archaeological collections of the submerged site of Los Buchillones, in Ciego de Ávila, as part of the programs of this eastern institution to preserve the Cuban heritage.
The site, unique of its kind in Cuba and the Antilles, located in Punta Alegre, about 50 meters deep, treasures more than 10,000 archaeological pieces of wood, bones, shells, pottery and remains of aboriginal buildings.
 
He stressed that the research project, completed in December, allowed the characterization of the archaeological remains and the preparation of conservation plans taking into account the values of the place, declared a National Monument.
 
One of the most innovative results of the program, which is already applied in the central territory, is the patrimonial education in the community surrounding the site, through lectures, presentations of work papers, scientific articles and traveling exhibitions, said Jardines.
 
The project started in 2012 studied about four thousand archaeological pieces, which show the aboriginal presence in the central-eastern Cuba, he said.
 
In the Department there are also other lines of research, among them rock art, the Indian presence in rural communities of the geographical area and the analysis of bone objects, found in Banes, the archaeological capital of Cuba.
 
Los Buchillones was discovered in the 50s of the twentieth century and its collection of wood is a reference for the study of this material internationally. / ACN

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