Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
Exhibitions arrow Anthropology & Archaeology
Fauna

Restos de fauna excavados en Mal PaísEl término fauna procede del latín, alude a Fauna, diosa romana de la fecundidad. El diccionario de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española define fauna como el conjunto de los animales de un país. En arqueología, se refiere a todos aquellos restos óseos de animales hallados durante las labores arqueológicas.

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Lithic works

In archaeology it refers to all cultural materials having stone as their prime matter.

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Ceramic

The Royal Academy of Spanish Language dictionary defines ceramic as the art of making vessels and other objects in clay, crockery, and porcelain; also as the scientific knowledge about the same objects from the archaeological point of view. Thus, it is the art and science of modeling objects with materials of earth, and with the aide of heat. (Ferrero, 1987:396).

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