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This is a stone pendent or amulet. The squatting position of this and other amulets has been associated with the flexed position in which the Tainos generally buried their dead.
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Polished stone

The Antilles were first settled by small, nomadic groups, perhaps bands of 30 to 100 people, who, arrive approximately 6000 years ago. They lived by hunting, gathering and fishing. Pottery and agriculture were unknown to them. The tools used by these first groups that extended throughout the Antilles were artifacts made of polished stone, mortars,…
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