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date: 23 October 2019

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The Caribbean produced some of the most compelling art in the New World, particularly in the Greater Antilles. It also witnessed the world's first ethnography since Tacitus, Friar Ramón Pané's (1498 [1999]) An Account of the Antiquities of the Indians, commissioned by Columbus. This article discusses art and religion in the ancient Caribbean's, covering the first settlers, horticulturalists, later settlers, iconography and symbolism, and later developments.

Keywords: archaeology, ethnography, horticulturalists, settlers, iconography, symbolism

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