Taino House

Above: Reconstructed traditonal Taino houses at the Los Buchillones Archaeological Site National Monument, located in the northern region of the province of Ciego de Avil, Cuba.

Taino Culture, house type , located throughout the islands of the Caribbean, including Cuba and Haiti/Dominican Republic. Recent research indicates that the first people to settle the Caribbean islands in a series of migrations that probably began at least 7,000 years ago originated from northern South America and the Intermediate Zone. This house type is very similar to Ye'kuana indigenous architecture of Brazil.

Elevation close to sea level.

Materials: wood structure; thatch roof.

Data for CG model:
1. http://tainomuseum.org/taino/daily-life/
2.. Ramcharan, Shaku, 2004. Caribbean Prehistoric Domestic Architecture: A Study of Spatio-Temporal Dynamics and Acculturation, Electronic Theses, Treatises and Dissertations, The Graduate School, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
( https://fsu.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fsu:180370/datastream/PDF/view ).
3. Craom. Edward E., 1994. HIstoric Architecture of the Caribbean Islands, University Press of Florica, Gainsville, Florida.
( http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00004342/00001/3j ).
4. https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-museum-of-a-taino-village-in-holguin-province-cuba-5527889.html
5. Napolitano, Stone, DiNapoli and Fitzpatrick, et al, 2019; Reevaluating human colonization of the Caribbean using chronometric hygiene and Bayesian modeling, Sci Adv. 2019 Dec; 5(12): eaar7806.
Published online 2019 Dec 18. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aar7806

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