He encounters the ghostly Ciboneys
, the dying Caribs and religious eccentrics like the Kingston Pocomaniacs, and probes the Antilles where abide the poor whites and the fading French aristos.
Mitochondrial DNA from pre-Columbian Ciboneys
from Cuba and the prehistoric colonization of the Caribbean.
Its original inhabitants were Native Americans, first Ciboneys
, then Arawaks, then Caribs.
The Tainos were far more numerous than the Ciboneys at the time of conquest, and are thought to have reached Cuba around the third century CE.
There were two different populations in Cuba at the time of conquest, the pre-ceramic Ciboney and the pottery-using Taino.
The earliest site of the Ciboney dates from around 5,000 BCE.
Mitochondrial DNA from Pre-Columbian Ciboneys
from Cuyba and the Prehistoric Colonization of the Caribbean.
The earliest settlers in the Virgin Islands were the Indian tribes of the Ciboneys
, the Arawaks and the Caribs.