Monday, November 22, 2010

Ancient artifact

On a trip to Dominican Republic in the early 1990's, I came across a very old man in the village of Luperon selling odd stuff, among those items was a small stone carving I thought would make an ideal souvenir. Well it seems I have finally solved the riddle of the mysterious bat head carving. The Taino people (13th–15th century) would create distinctive ceramic vessels, often with handles shaped as bat heads used in burial ceremonies.  

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