Ancient Atlantic Island

Framing the Islands of the Americas, which became the continents of the Americas, in the context of world history naturally brought forth Plato's Atlantis as possible stepping stone between the old and the new worlds.  The account that follows is Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa's attempt at connecting the Americas to the lost Atlantean Civilization.

Zemís, religious sculptures made of many materials including wood, stone, ceramic, bone, and shell, and in many forms from small to large were the most important objects produced by Taino society.