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LABARRE , 2008
Caving and Rock Art in the Dominican Republic
VERSIONS: Deutsch; Français, Español
This book relates, in chronological order by province,
the speleological findings obtained during five successive stays in the
Dominican Republic between 2003 and 2007.
The Dominican Republic is located in the Greater Antilles on the island of Hispaniola, next to Haiti. Its karstic relief is favourable for cave formation with superb landscapes of mogotes and cénotes.
caves have been discovered, some of particular archaeological interest as
they are decorated with Amerindian cave art.
The presence of these paintings and cave engravings testifies to the cultural heritage left by the Taïno Amerindians who populated the island until the arrival of the first European colonisers.
The descriptions of about twenty caves are mentioned and abundantly illustrated.