This work is about one of the most important historical sites that has forged part of our identity, and in which the Puerto Rican people have their roots. It represents the fruit of the painstaking labor made by several investigators and archaeologists throughout the 20th century. The archeological investigations made from 1915 until today are summarized in this work. The book exposes the potential social, political, and religious activities which could have occurred in its enclosures, as well as the arguments discussing the possible meanings behind the petroglyphs, that is to say the monumental iconography gathered in Caguana's main plaza.
Author: Dr. José R. Oliver
Year published: 2012
Rustic, essay, 107 pages
The Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña's (ICP) mission is to investigate, conserve, promote, and spread Puerto Rican culture in all its diversity and complexity. The memory and promise of a culture, all the different levels, areas, ages, and community's interests create a set of lifestyles, customs, and artistic manifestations which identify us as a country. The ICP exists in order to preserve and divulge this knowledge, internationally spread our talent and to enrich the love of self.
Our traditions are not rigid museum objects, but live activities that are in constant renovation, and reappropriation, as new traditions develop. The respect towards diversity, towards the hybrid, the appropriated and the restated are also an essential part of this institution which actively searches for everyone's collaboration in a task that has to be shared hand-in-hand with its huge diversity.