Cave Discoveries on Native and European Encounters in the Americas – Hutton Pulitzer #GoXplrr

Posted by Hutton Pulitzer, J Hutton Pulitzer The History Heretic and Featured on History Channel’s Curse of Oak Island #GoXplrr #WolterPulitzer #HuttonPulitzer #FightForTruth Jovan Philyaw

A PROJECT LED BY ARCHAEOLOGISTS FROM THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER HAS DISCOVERED REMARKABLE EVIDENCE WHICH SHOWS HOW THE FIRST GENERATIONS OF EUROPEANS TO ARRIVE IN THE AMERICAS ENGAGED WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND THEIR SPIRITUAL BELIEFS DEEP INSIDE THE CAVES OF A REMOTE CARIBBEAN ISLAND.Recent fieldwork by a collaborative Anglo-Puerto Rican* team has uncovered new evidence in the Caribbean of an early religious dialogue between Europeans and Native Americans.

A large collection of early colonial inscriptions and commentaries written by named individuals within a cave system of pre-existing indigenous spiritual iconography provides dramatic new insights into the tone and personal context of this momentous time of encounter.In a paper, published in Antiquity, researchers have provided new understandings about the formation of emergent cultural identities in the Caribbean that challenge historic accounts of indigenous extinction.The island of Mona, on a key Atlantic route from Europe to the Americas, was at the heart of sixteenth-century Spanish colonial projects and was recorded by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in AD 1494.

Source: Cave discoveries shed new light on Native and European religious encounters in the Americas – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

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