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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Digging on Carriacou

Archaeology in Carriacou

Away from the big resorts and private villas of other nearby islands, the small island of Carriacou is a sleepy stopover for only the most adventurous of tourists and sailors.

It was said to be “the most beautiful of all the little isles”, by French explorer Jean Baptiste du Tertre in 1656, the first European to visit Carriacou. Though he went on to remark that it had many sheltered bays, and could probably sustain a colony, he made no mention of meeting any islanders during his visit. This seemed to be the ultimate desert island, but was this really the case? Did anyone live on this remote island before Europeans arrived? And if so who? And how?

Read More About Caribbean Treasures: Digging forgotten lives on Carriacou

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1 Comment:

Glynis said...

Fascinating articles here lately, thanks for sharing.

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