Artifacts from 1000 - 1500 A.D.

Stone Collar
Stone Collar
Pendant

26. Stone Collar, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
18" x 15" x 4 1/4"
José L. Montalvo Guenard Collection, Museo de Historia,
Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico;
excavated at Barranquitas, Puerto Rico
Monolithic belt used during the ball games.

1. Stone Collar, slender type, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
17 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 3 1/4"
José L. Montalvo Guenard Collection, Museo de Historia,
Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Monolithic belt (slender type) used during the ball games.

33. Pendant, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
shell
6" x 1 1/4" x 1/2"
José L. Montalvo Guenard Collection,
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte,
Universidad de Puerto Rico.

Duho
Bowl
Bowl

3. Duho, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
6 3/8" x 4 1/4" x 10"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte,
Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Ceremonial stool.

5. Bowl, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
3 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 5 1/2"
Museo de Historia, AnthropologÌa y Arte,
Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Ceramic bowl with incised design.

6. Bowl, 1000-1500 AC
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
1 3/4" x 7" x 7"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte,
Universidad de Puerto Rico; Hacienda Grande
Archaeological Site, Loiza, Puerto Rico, 1973

Bowl
Zemi
Zemi

7. Bowl, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
3 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 2"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Ceremonial clay vessel with anthropomorphic adornments.

18. Zemí, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
3 3/8" x 9" x 3 3/4"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Three-pointed sculpture representing a deity.

25. Zemí, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
2 3/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/8"
Dr. Carlos de Castro Collection, Museo de Historia,
Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico;
from Monserrate Archaeological Site, Luquillo, Puerto Rico.
Small three-pointed sculpture representing a deity.

Zemi
Zemi
Zemi

25. Zemí, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
3/4" x 1 1/2" x 5/8"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico.
Small three-pointed sculpture representing a deity.

21. Zemí, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
1 3/8" x 3 1/4" x 2"
Carmen Marrero Collection; Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; excavated at Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
Small three-pointed anthropomorphic sculpture representing a deity.

25. Zemí, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
1 1/8" x 1 3/4" x 4 3/8"
Carmen Marrero Collection, Museo de Historia,
Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico;
excavated at Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
Small three-pointed sculpture representing a deity.

Stone Dagger
Chisel
Pestle

17. Stone Dagger, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
11" x 2 1/2" x 1 3/4"
Adolfo de Hostos Collection, Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; from Añasco, Puerto Rico
Ceremonial dagger with anthropomorphic figure.

19. Chisel, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
4 1/4" x 5/8" x 3/8"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico

2. Pestle, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
6 1/2" x 3" x 2"
Adolfo de Hostos Collection, Museo de Historia,
Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico

Pestle
Vomit Spatula

24.Pestle, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
7 1/4" x 4" x 4 3/8"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte,
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Anthropomorphic stone pestle.

31. Vomit Spatula, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
bone
6 1/2" x 1 5/8" x 7/8"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad
de Puerto Rico; Monserrate Archaeological Site, Luquillo,
Puerto Rico, 1947
Vomit spatula made of manatee rib in the form of a bird
that was used for purification as part of religious rituals.

35. Vomit Spatula, 1000-1500 AC
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
bone
6" x 1 1/8" x 3/4"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad
de Puerto Rico; Monserrate Archaeological Site,
Luquillo, Puerto Rico, 1947
Vomit spatula made of manatee rib that was used for
purification as part of religious rituals

Artifacts from ca. 1200 - 1500 A.D.

Large Petroglyph
Small Petroglyph
Carved Face

42. Large Petroglyph, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
16 1/4" x 12" x 4 1/4"
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Petroglyph carved on cave wall, represents a humanoid face.

10. Small Petroglyph, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
12" x 7 1/4" x 3 1/2"
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueño
Petroglyph carved in limestone with a humanoid face.

16. Carved face, 1200 - 1500 A.D.
stone
3 3/4" x 2 1/2" x 2 3/8"
Angel Colón Collection; on loan to Turabo University
Museum; found at Los Indios Archaeological
Site at Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico

Amulet
Bone with carving
Tool

30. Amulet, 1200 - 1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
conch shell
2" x 1 3/4" x 5/8"
William Figueroa Collection, on loan to Turabo University Museum; Carmen Archaeological Site, Salinas, Puerto Rico
Conch shell ornament representing a humanoid face.

4. Bone with carving, 1200 - 1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
10" x 1" x 3/4"
William Figueroa Collection, on loan to Turabo University Museum; Carmen Archaeological Site, Salinas, Puerto Rico
Ceremonial artifact.

23. Tool, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
11 7/8" x 2 3/4" x 1/2"
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Stone artifact used as a working tool.

Mortar
Small Duho
Zemi

44. Mortar, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
5 1/4" x 8 1/4" x 8"
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Stone mortar used to pound corn.

8. Small Duho, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
3" x 14 3/8" x 5 1/2"
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Small ceremonial stool.

22. Zemí, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
5 1/2" x 11 1/2" x 5"
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Three-pointed sculpture representing a deity.

Round Zemi
Stone Collar

13. Round Zemí, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
4 1/2" x 8" x 3 1/2"
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Three-pointed sculpture representing a deity.

14. Stone Collar, ca. 1200 - 1450 AD
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
17" x 13 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña
Monolithic belt used during the ball games.

 


Artifacts from 100 B.C.- 600 A.D.

Bowl
Bowl
Bowl

37. Bowl, 250 B.C.
clay
2 1/2" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Turabo University Museum

41. Bowl, 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
5 3/4" x 9 3/4" x 7 1/2"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Hacienda Grande Archaeological Site, Loiza, Puerto Rico
Ceramic plate painted white on red.

9. Bowl, 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
2 3/4" x 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Hacienda Grande Archaeological Site, Loiza, Puerto Rico; dug by Dr. Ricardo E. Alegría in 1948
Early Saladoid bowl in Hacienda Grande style.

Bowl
Vessel Handle
Vessel Handle

15. Bowl, 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
2" x 4" x 3 7/8"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Hacienda Grande Archaeological Site, Loiza, Puerto Rico, 1948
Small ceremonial vessel painted white on red with geometric designs.

34. Vessel Handle, 100 B.C. - 600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 3/4"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Canas Archaeological Site, Ponce, Puerto Rico

36. Vessel Handle, 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
1 1/2" x 1 7/8" x 5/8"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Canas Archaeological Site, Ponce, Puerto Rico
Clay adornment.

Vase
Vessel
Pendant

38. Vase fragment with woman’s face, 250 BC
clay
3 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Turabo University Museum
Fragment of a clay vessel with a humanoid face.

32. Vessel, 250 A.D.
Fragment of an effigy vessel
terra cotta
2 5/8" x 2 1/4" x 2 1/2"
Turabo University Museum
Clay vessel with anthropomorphic figurine.

29. Pendant, 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
3 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 3/4"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Hacienda Grande Archaeological Site, Loiza, Puerto Rico, 1948
Clay pendant representing a human head.

Necklace
Bone Amulet
Canine God Figure

20. Necklace, 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
quartz and amethyst beads
13 1/2" circumference
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Hacienda Grande, Loiza, Puerto Rico, 1948
Necklace of quartz and amethyst beads (Hacienda Grande style).

27. Amulet, 900 - 1200 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
bone
3" x 3/4" x 1/2"
Turabo University Museum

28. Canine God Figure, 250 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
terra cotta
10 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 3 1/4"
Turabo University Museum; excavated at Punta Candelero
Clay figure of a dog.

Cassava Bread Burner
Fragment
Ceramic Fragment

39. Cassava Bread Burner (Buén), 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
2 3/4" x 3" x 1 1/4"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Hacienda Grande Archaeological Site, Loiza, Puerto Rico
Miniature representation of a burner with tripod base, used for making cassava bread.

40. Fragment, 250 BC
Figure with multiple representations
clay
3 3/4" x 3 3/8" x 3/4"
Turabo University Museum

11. Ceramic Fragment, 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
4 1/2" x 8" x 1/2"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico; Hacienda Grande Archaeological Site, Loiza, Puerto Rico, 1948
Fragment of a vessel painted white on red with geometric designs.

Vessel Fragment

12. Vessel Fragment, 100 B.C. -600 A.D.
Saladoid Culture, Puerto Rico
ceramic
4 3/4" x 5 1/2" x 1/2"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico
Clay fragment of a vessel showing the typical “D” shaped handle, painted white on red.

 

 


Dates Unknown

Chisel Axes

19. Chisel, 1000-1500 A.D.
Taíno Culture, Puerto Rico
stone
4 1/4" x 5/8" x 3/8"
Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico

43. Axes
2 stone axes with wood handles
22" x 8" x 1 7/8"
Adolfo de Hostos Collection, Museo de Historia, Anthropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico
Stone axes with contemporary wood handles to illustrate their use.