DIY Taíno Petroglyphs

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Activity recommended for ages 3-10

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Taínos are Indigenous People of the Caribbean and a subgroup of the Arawakan Indians. They inhabited Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and Puerto Rico.  Taíno petroglyphs are ancient symbols that are recorded on stone by carving, pecking or scratching on natural rock surfaces. 

Petroglyph found in Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center in Ponce, Puerto Rico 

 

You can make your very own, too!

  

What do you need?  

  • Rocks in different sizes
  • Permanent marker
  • Taíno symbols (These can be found online and here are some with their meanings)

 

 

How to make your Taíno petroglyph

This is a fun and easy activity for kids!  Just simply draw the images on the rocks with the permanent marker.  You will love the final result!

 

 

                                           

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