By James Delgado
Top archaeologist and consummate storyteller James Delgado takes readers on a rollicking deep-sea dive into his hugely strange life's paintings: finding and exploring the world's most renowned shipwrecks.
Colorful characters, close to misses, and the joys of status — or floating — in history's footprints make for a hugely interesting examine the interesting heritage and glittering bounty underneath the waves.
Included are debts of Pearl Harbor, the mammoth, and Bikini Atoll, web site of the world's first nuclear assessments.
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FEWKE81 HOUSES 41 HOUSES The houses of the aboriginal Porto Ricans were like those of the Haitians and not very different from the cabins of the poorer people of the island to-day: especially those in the mountains, where old types of construction still survive. Naturally modern cabins present many modifications, as the use of iron nails in fastening the beams, but the materials used in construction are practically the same, and the old architectural types are still followed in modern dwellings.
The questions naturally arise how and where did he become a " good interpreted" Where did he learn the language 1 It might be suggested tbat he had picked it up in Santo Domingo, but there are some other circumstances which may be mentioned as bearing on his nationality. When Aguebana the Second attempted to kill Gonzales before tbe death of Sotomayor, Gonzales begged for his life, promising that he would be the cacique's vassal. " Utuao is evidently the site of the modern town or district Utuado.
The dress of the wife of the Cuban cacique, who came to see the Europeans at the same time, is thus described by Bernaldez: His wife was adorned in a similar manner, but was naked, except so much of her person as was covered by a bit of cotton not larger than an orange leaf. She wore upon her arms, just below the shoulders, a roll of cotton like the sleeves of the ancient French doublets, and another similar roll, but larger, 011 each leg below the knee-like the anklets of the Moorish women. f stones of a single <'olor, black and very small, from which hung something, of the shape of an ivy leaf, of green and red d stones embroidered upon cotton cloth.