Evidence Indicates Human Presence in Cuba 8,000 Years Ago

The presence of humans in Cuba hypothetically dates from between 8,000 and 10,000 years ago, according to an archaeological census performed by the Anthropology Institute within the Cuban Science, Technology and Environment Ministry.

The data for the archaeological census has been collected for the past two years and is expected to wrap up in January 2014. It includes research done by experts, historians, archaeologists, institutions, hobbyists and the officials heading it, according to the state-run Prensa Latina news agency.

Archaeologist Jose Jimenez Santander and the head of the archaeology department at the Cuban institute of Anthropology, Alfonso Cordova, told Fox News Latino that so far more than 3,200 aboriginal archaeological sites have been located on the island.