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Archaeological reconstruction of a vibrant pastFor centuries man from the mainland and adjacent islands visited the archipelago Los Roques attracted by natural resources specially Botuto (Strombus Gigas or King conch) the fish from the reefs, lobsters, turtles, marine birds, wood from mangrove, salt and guano. The great distance from the coast, the aridness of its soils and the lack...
the colonial time
 
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Coral stone dikes
Discovery and colonial times. Little is known on the activities done by man in Los Roques in times of discovery and European conquest. There is no doubt that previous to the discovery these islands had already been sighted by European navigators. However, it was not until 1589 when the then governor of the Venezuelan province ordered the...
El Faro
 
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Henrik BratfeldtHenrik Bratfeldt   8639   0   1   0

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El Faro
In the second half of the XIX century there was a dramatic awakening of national interest towards Los Roques and other Venezuelan islands in the Caribbean. This interest had many origins. On one hand the accelerated industrial and technological advance created a national as well as an international demand for some of the island resources such as mangrove wood,...
Fundacion Centifica Dos Mosquises
 
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Henrik BratfeldtHenrik Bratfeldt   3864   0   4   0

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Dos Mosquises
The first humans to set foot in Los Roques left their tracks in the beaches possibly 2000 to 3000 years ago, according to findings discovered on the keys such as the great mounts of Botuto shells blackened over time and attributed to the activity of ancient man. These men did not know of agriculture nor pottery. Possibly...
Cayo Sal
 
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Henrik BratfeldtHenrik Bratfeldt   4954   0   1   0

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11.74
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Cayo Sal
Salt extraction dominated a great deal of the economic activity during of the islands in the later part of the XIX century. This industry was in charge of a Dutch man Cornelius Boye also a naturalist who welcomed many other naturalists and scientists to Los Roques such as Adolph Ernst. He has provided not only scientific information but also...
Pre Hispanic History
 
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Henrik BratfeldtHenrik Bratfeldt   5397   0   4   0

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Latitude:
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Los Roques
Pre Hispanic times cont.. It is amazing that 25% of all known statues left behind by these people have been found in Cayo Dos Mosquises, an unrivaled event anywhere else in the Caribbean. The images of 382 statues representing men and even pregnant women together with devices for burning, tobacco pipes and mammal bones and...
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