The Caribbean before

The Caribbean before European contact The oldest evidence of humans in the Caribbean is in southern Trinidad at Banwari Trace where remains have been found in 7,000 years. These preceramic deposits, which belong to the archaic age (pre-ceramic) have been described as Ortoiroid. The earliest archaeological evidence of human settlement in the Spanish dates to around 3600 BCE, but the reliability of these findings is questioned. Dates consisting of the 3100 BCE appear in Cuba. The earliest dates in the Lesser Antilles are from 2000 BCE in Antigua. The lack of preceramic sites in the Windward Islands and the differences in technology suggest that these Archaic settlers may have Central American origins. It is uncertain whether colonization occurred Ortoiroid of the islands, but there is little evidence. Between 400 BCE and 200 BCE the first farmers who used ceramic Saladoid culture came into Trinidad from South America.Expanded below the Orinoco River to Trinidad, and then rapidly spread to the Caribbean islands. Some time after 250 CE another group, the Barrancoid, entered Trinity. Barrancoid society disappeared along the Orinoco around 650 and another group, the Arauquinoid, expanded in these areas and to the Caribbean chain. Around 1300 a new group, entered Mayoid Trinidad and remained the dominant culture until Spanish colonization. At the time of European discovery of most Caribbean islands, three major Amerindian indigenous peoples lived on the islands: the Tainos in the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas and the Leeward Islands, the Island Caribs and the Islands of Galibis Windward and Ciboneys in western Cuba.The Tainos are subdivided into classical Taino, who occupied the Spanish and Puerto Rico, Western Ta no, who occupied Cuba, Jamaica and the Bahamian archipelago, and Eastern Ta no, who occupied the Leeward Islands. Trinidad was inhabited by both speaking Caribbean and Arawak.