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date: 23 July 2019

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This article discusses the basic aspects of the archaeological practice in Cuba, looking at how vital characteristics of the indigenous communities that were established in Cuban territory are valued, and examines details regarding the interactions associated with them. It highlights the role of the Archaic societies as one of the factors for the indigenous presence on the island. Using the analysis of specific themes and key moments, the article shows that the Archaic societies were more complex than traditionally considered and that they had an important role in situations of biological and cultural arrangements that were decisive in creating the diversity identified in the Cuban archipelago and the beginnings of the multicultural mosaic of the Greater Antilles.

Keywords: Cuban archaeological practice, indigenous communities, Archaic societies, Cuban archipelago, Greater Antilles

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