Será apresentada, no próximo dia 11 de setembro pelas 16:00 horas, a conferência Rock art sites in Jamaica and their ethnographic interpretation proferida pelo Professor Philip Allsworth-Jones (Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom).
A conferência terá lugar no Anfiteatro 1 do Colégio de S. Bento, Departamento de Ciências da Vida.
Contamos com a vossa presença.
26 sites with rock art are known in Jamaica, most rock shelters and most with petroglyphs only, but there are four with painted images, and three of these will be illustrated and discussed: Mountain River Cave, Potoo Hole, and Spot Valley Cave. All of these images were created by the Taíno people in the period before the Spanish conquest. For ethnographic information about their makers we are largely dependent on early Spanish accounts, notably that by Fray Ramón Pané. In addition, an account will be given of the Warminster rock shelter, which has petroglyphs described as among the best remaining in Jamaica. Unfortunately, some of them were daubed with red paint, so a rescue exercise has been carried out, whereby they have been carefully restored and recorded. A possible ethnographic interpretation of the images will be presented and discussed.