Levisa 1. Diversity and complexity in a key ¨archaic¨context of Cuba and the Caribbean

Author(s): Roberto Valcarcel Rojas; Jorge Ulloa Hung

Year: 2016


The archaeological site Levisa 1, in northeast Cuba, possesses one of the earlier radiocarbon dates for the so called ¨archaic¨ communities in this Island and one of the earliest one from the Caribbean region. For this reason that place is a basic reference for the study of the ¨archaic¨ groups. Also due to its location and potential link with other important archaic sites, and because possesses contexts that reflect diverse types and moments of pre-Arawak’s occupations, and even ceramic use. This paper revises the archaeological data of Levisa 1, the history of its investigation and its implications in the knowledge of the archaic societies in Cuba and the Caribbean. We discusses how the methodological and theoretical changes more than the incorporation of new data or a detailed and deep analysis of the available information have determined the understanding of that space.

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Levisa 1. Diversity and complexity in a key ¨archaic¨context of Cuba and the Caribbean. Roberto Valcarcel Rojas, Jorge Ulloa Hung. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403658)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -90.747; min lat: 3.25 ; max long: -48.999; max lat: 27.683 ;