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stepping stones of maritime history


In 1989, an excavation was carried out at a pre-Colombian cemetery in Malmok, North Aruba.

Malmok is known as the latest pre-Ceramic site on the ABC islands and dates to ad 300–900, at a time when there were already Ceramic Age populations on these islands as well.

There the remains of forty individuals were exhumed and examined; the report was published in 1990 by the Aruban archaeological museum.


  • A. H. Versteeg, J. Tacoma, P. van de Velde (1990).
    Archaeological Investigations on Aruba: The Malmok Cemetery.
    Archaeological Museum Aruba.

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