There is evidence of the arrival of the mainly meso Indian to the Antilles from South America sailing on rafts and canoes in different chronological periods. These populations retained some customs of the I paleo Indian but began in the harvesting of edible roots, seafood and fruit to go extinct large animals that were the basis of his power. Objects from meso them Indians were preferably made with stones, shells, wood and bones, were less rudimentary that the of the I paleo Indian, they used the polished stone and they generally carved it to decorate. Meso them Indians they possessed animist ideas and their burials show a deep concern for the deceased, which appear in individual and collective graves. Among the artifacts of the meso are Indian: the network weights, the metate (to crush food), hands or majadores, limes coral.
NEOINDIO or agricultural period of Dominican prehistory whose inhabitants were fed products of the Agriculture whose arrival this fixed shortly before the 1st century after ours was. They were excellent potters and the carved and polished masters of hard stones. The Indian neo departed from the coasts of the Guianas and Venezuela populating the Antillean until reaching the Bahamas Islands arc. Most of them were of araucana affiliation, their language can be traced in all South America and is cataloged as the most understood of this continent. What is known of the Indian neo so far allows the classification of such in: SUB Taino and Taino. SUBTAINOS or the ARCHAIC cultural complex archaic, in Puerto Rico, setter of the work of those who first arrived, said without doubt that they were hunters, fishermen, and gatherers of seeds, roots and wild fruits.
They usually lived on the coast. With a way of life that was simultaneously semi-nomadic and semi-sedentario, they replaced their diet collecting snails in swampy areas.