By Michele Hayward, Lesley-Gail Atkinson, Dr. Michael Cinquino, Divaldo Antonio Gutierrez Calvache, Racso Fernandez Ortega, Pedro A. Alvarado Layos, Adolfo Lopez Belando, Phillip Allsworth-Jones, Rachel Beauvoir-Dominique, George V. Landon, W. Brent Seales,
This compilation, by means of a world grouping of students, makes a speciality of the character of Caribbean rock paintings or rock pix and makes transparent the region's vast and special rock artwork culture. Thorough and comparative, it comprises information at the historical past of rock photograph examine, the character of the assemblages (image numbers, varieties, locations), and the criminal, conservation, and study prestige of the picture sites. Chapters on those issues conceal examine at the islands of Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, Aruba, and Bonaire. The prehispanic rock paintings and different ceremonial constructions and artifacts, in addition to enthnohistorical bills of the zone at touch, projected backward in time, all element to an energetic ritual and ceremonial lifestyles concerning commoners, spiritual experts, and elites in differing and interconnected roles and for various reasons. The selective use of universal rock photograph layout and actual components should be noticeable within the distribution and execution of the carved and painted photographs. Pecked, floor, abraded, and scratched petroglyphs, in addition to pictographs performed usually in pink, black, white and orange colorings are came across on a variety of rock surfaces together with limestones, granites, diorites, and andesites. Caves/rock shelters and rock formations linked to water resources (water methods, swimming pools, ocean) account for the 2 commonest destinations, via ball courtroom websites, inland rock outcroppings and seashore rock.
In addition to precise region shows, the paintings encompasses a evaluation of contemporary advances in Caribbean rock photograph experiences together with relationship and interpretative types; the applying of a brand new documentation method and ensuing computing device manipulation merits; a conservation venture in Jamaica that has implications for the upkeep and interpretation of the location; and a proposed relationship series for the Lesser Antillean