Folklore, Fishing Art, and Free Divers: The Cahuita Community
Cahuita, a small Afro Caribbean town in southern Costa Rica, boasts a vibrant community of painters, musicians and fishermen. The plethora of colorful murals on buildings, stone statues, lyrics and sounds of calypso and reggae music, small fishing boats and folklore expand the maritime historical narrative. Themes include dramatic stories about shipwrecks and survivors, nature conservation debates, earthquakes, local wildlife, and fishing adventures. The ECU maritime studies team will present an inventory of this data set with the intent of illuminating the broader maritime cultural themes of the region. An important part of the study is the fishing community with expertise in snorkel tourism, boatbuilding, and lobster diving.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Expedition Costa Rica: East Carolina University’s Summer 2015 Maritime Studies Field School in Cahuita and Puerto Viejo •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2016
Cite this Record
Folklore, Fishing Art, and Free Divers: The Cahuita Community. B. Lynn Harris, Kelsey K Dwyer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434458)
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