In essence, The Caguana Site, as a ball court and ceremonial center had different functions: First, it was used for ceremonial dances, religious rituals and other rites; second, it was used for playing ball games in which two teams of equal in numbers tossed a ball to each other; and third, we believe it was used to make astronomical observations . The aim of the present study is to determine if there is any relationship between the aligment of the ball courts in Caguana with the sunrise during the solstices and equinoxes. Results indicate that two row of slabs on Plaza A are aligned toward the Autumn and Spring Sunrise. Also, the two shorter sides of Plaza B are aligned toward the Summer Solstice Sunrise. In addition to the Summer Solstice and Equinox Sunrise, the Tahino Indians could also observed the Full Moonrise along Plaza A.
Valle de Manati - Manati Valley
Subiendo las Montañas - Climbing the Mountains
Entrando al caney - Entering the caney
Santuario (cu) Sagrado Taino - Sacred Taino Sanctuary
El Batey Rectangular - Rectangular Plaza
Sitios que tratan el tema de Caguana
Sites with information about Caguana