Los Buchillones Archaeology Project

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Parent name: The Archaeology of Climate Change in the Caribbean

Project Details

Title:Los Buchillones Archaeology Project
Abstract:The Los Buchillones Archaeology Project involves Cuban, Canadian, Mexican and British specialists in archaeological survey, excavation and material analyses from a number of newly identified sites in a case study area in northern Cuba. This case study area includes 2000 sq km in northern Ciego de Avila province and the Sabana-Camaguey archipelago. Fieldwork includes the continuing excavation of a number of archaeological sites and the analysis and classification of the full spectrum of material remains including XRF and SEM analyses of selected exported material. Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions from this case study area are being created through the analysis of a series of marine, lacustrine and terrestrial sediment cores that transect the case study area. Studies of local past human ecodynamics have been developed focusing on the impacts of relative sea level rise, precipitation change and palaeotempestology in this case study area. In 2010, we completed the construction of a new heritage research centre at our central site of Los Buchillones and this centre now employs a full time staff of 8 specialists, 5 technicians and 6 administrative staff all focused on developing this collaborative research.
Keywords:Cuba, Archaeology, Los Buchillones,
Sponsors/Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Natural Environment Research Council
Region:Caribbean, Cuba, Ciego de Avila
Project Start Year:2002

Account Owner

Contact: Jago Cooper
Institution: Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, The British Museum
Postal Address: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London
Post Code: WC1B 3DG
Email: jcooper@britishmuseum.org

Project Collaborators

Name: Roberto Valcàrcel Rojas
Institution: Departamento Centro Oriental de Arqueología
Address: Holguín
Country: Cuba

Project Location

Latitude: 22.3704°N
Longitude: 78.79807°W