Exploraciones arqueológicas en la fortaleza de Santo Tomás de Jánico : Nuevos aportes a su comprensión histórica

Faculty/Professorship: Digital Geoarchaelogy  
Author(s): Ulloa Hung, Jorge; Sonnemann, Till  
Alternative Title: Archaeological explorations in the fortress of Santo Tomas of Jánico. New contributions to its historical understanding
Publisher Information: Bamberg : opus
Year of publication: 2017
Pages: 17
Source/Other editions: Ursprünglich erschienen in: Ciencia y sociedad : publ. cuatrimestral de divulgación científica del Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo 43 (2017) 3, S. 11-27
Language(s): Spanish
Licence: German Act on Copyright 
URL: https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-bamberg/frontdoor/i...
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-503445
The paper shows the results of archaeological surveys carried out at the site where the Spaniards founded the Fortress of Santo Tomás de Jánico in 1494, during the initial colonization of Hispaniola. With the objective to identify structural remains of the fortress, and to validate ideas of a second occupation of this enclave, as well as searching for new information about the materials used in its construction, technical means such as ground penetration radar (GPR), metal detector, total station (TS) and drones were used. A three-dimensional model of the surface of the archaeological site was created from the photogrammetric surveys, in order to provide a new topographic map. From archaeological field surveys in the vicinity of the fortress nine new indigenous archaeological sites were registered as well.
Keywords: Hispaniola, Archaeological Survey, Colonial Archaeology
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/42659
Year of publication: 10. November 2017

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