200 Indian villages found on Columbus’ Dominican Republic route
Santo Domingo.- A study found more than 200 indigenous settlements located in Dominican Republic’s north and northwest, the Santo Domingo Institute of Technology (Intec) announced Friday.
The discovery came from an international study that follows the route Christopher Columbus took originally in 1494 to the penetrate heart of Hispaniola island for the first time.
The research funded by the European Union through the “Nexus 1492 Meetings of the Caribbean with a Globalized World” project, also aims to shed new light on understanding the interaction between the diversity of indigenous communities that populated the region before the Europeans’ arrival (13th and 15th centuries) and the ensuing cultural and social transformations, Intec said in a statement.
The study headed by scientists at the University of Leiden and the Free University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, as well as local experts from Intec and the Museum of the Dominican Man, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education.
March 5, 2016
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