Hotep brothah Orion,
I am personally not well versed in this particular subject, but did find this article about Arawak Astronomers that di I may find interesting as well. The link is posted at the bottom where much more details are given.
To answer your question, though I have lived on several continents, I am currently in California 🙂;
"At their feasts they danced to the sound of flutes and drums. They played a game, somewhat similar to soccer, except that the raw rubber ball had to be tossed with the head, shoulder, elbow or more professionally, by the knee. Their minstrels, called Sambas, sang comical or sad stories of war and/or peace times.
The Arawaks were "animists," which means that they believed in the inner connection of the two worlds (the visible and the invisible one) and in the existence and survival of the soul with the environment (trees, rivers, etc.). They adored the sun, moon, stars, and springs. The Butuous, their respected priests and medicine men, are, according to Metraux, the ancestors of present-day Haiti's "docteurs-papier' or ('Docteur-Feuilles')." The Arawaks believed in eternal life for the virtuous.
Further research in Antigua suggests that the stones on Greencastle Hill really may have been used by Arawaks a thousand years ago to track time and season
Definite clusters of “megaliths” still exist on the hill; the largest and most prominent have been described as “male phallic and female generative symbols”
Megalithic sites have been found in many parts of the world, the most famous being Stonehenge in southern England. Many are now being investigated to determine whether they had any astronomical significance. Among other things, researchers compare the bearings of the stone features on a site with the rising and setting points of significant celestial objects. A star rising just before sunrise or setting just after sunset (the star’s “heliacal rising and setting”) were considered to be important in the keeping of prehistoric calendars.
The bearings of these stones were compared with the azimuths of stars known to be important to Arawak cultures. (The azimuth is the direction to a star along the horizon, measured in degrees from the north. A star due east has an azimuth of 90°.) Stellar azimuths for the year 1000 AD were obtained from an astronomical computer programme, and the bearings of the selected stones were determined by theodolite readings from each end of an east-west baseline oriented by solar observations
Read the original article here: http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-55/arawak-astronomers#ixzz4LEbNelAY