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Pottery Evaluation Gives Clues to Caribbean Island Commerce Routes

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA—In line with an announcement launched by the Florida Museum of Pure Historical past, evaluation of pottery samples from 11 islands within the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos has revealed the place the vessels originated and provided clues to how they have been used. The chemical composition of the pottery was in comparison with the degrees of copper, nickel, chromium, and antimony present in island soils. Pottery made by the Lucayans, or Folks of the Islands, from the soils of the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos is named Palmetto Ware. It’s thick and mushy as a result of grainy soil blown in from the Saharan Desert. However the examine signifies that a lot of the pottery discovered on these islands was made on the northwest coast of Hispaniola, a bigger Caribbean Island situated to the south. Pottery made in Hispaniola may have been used to move a wide range of items to and from the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. The researchers knew that the Lucayans have been associated to individuals in Hispaniola, defined Emily Kracht of the museum’s Ceramic Know-how Lab, and this examine signifies that their relationship endured over tons of of years by pottery. Learn the unique scholarly article about this analysis within the Journal of Archaeological Science: Studies. To learn in regards to the origins of an historical Taino lady whose stays have been discovered on the island of Eleuthera, go to “World Roundup: Bahamas.”


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