Arqueología histórica en la zona de bahía Chatham, Isala del Coco: un estudio exploratorio

Findings of architectural traces and other remains at Chatham, Cocos Island, are described. They are the first archaeologically-documented evidence of early historical occupation on this remote island. Historical records relate the vestiges to a house dating from the time when Cocos served as a pris...

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Main Author: Vázquez Leiva, Ricardo
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: Universidad de Costa Rica 2013
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/herencia/article/view/9939
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/20149
Summary: Findings of architectural traces and other remains at Chatham, Cocos Island, are described. They are the first archaeologically-documented evidence of early historical occupation on this remote island. Historical records relate the vestiges to a house dating from the time when Cocos served as a prison island, 1878 to 1881. The archaeological exploration indicates that it was a wooden house, roofed with iron sheets; it had paved porches and a stone drain. Additional remains are linked to later periods. Use of the panoramic location during the pirate era cannot be ruled out.