These excavations were made in 1957, while the authors were fighting in the southern part of Camaguey province. The caney is a circular, artificially constructed burial mound yielding a single skeleton. The excavations by Guarch and Payares were done in 20 cm. layers, and somehow in spite of the war they were able to draw sections of the profile and save all or most of the artifacts. These include shell gouges, worked flint, and hammerstones, all of which are well described, with provenience and frequency noted in a series of tables. For comparative purposes there is a map showing the locations of other mounds in this general area, as well as a chart itemizing the artifacts recovered from them. The authors conclude that the burial mound which they dug is typical of preceramic burials in the south of Camaguey and suggest that on the basis of present evidence it should be a few thousand years old.
Book Review| May 01 1969
Excavación en el Caney del Castillo
Excavación en el Caney del Castillo. By Guarch, J. M. and Payares, R..
Academia de Ciencias de la República de Cuba.
Departamento de Antropología.
Illustrations. Maps. Charts. Tables. Figures. Appendices. Bibliography. Pp.
Jeremiah F. Epstein
Hispanic American Historical Review (1969) 49 (2): 395.
Jeremiah F. Epstein; Excavación en el Caney del Castillo. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 May 1969; 49 (2): 395. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-49.2.395a
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