Reconstruction of Amerindian Village St. Vincent – Completed by local volunteers

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Local volunteers have successfully completed the reconstruction of an Amerindian village at Argyle, St. Vincent that was initiated with HERA last January. The site was initially excavated by CARIB archaeologists Dr. Corinne Hofman and Dr. Menno Hoogland and revealed floor plans of a number of Amerindian houses. The reconstruction was based on these excavated floor plans and detailed descriptions of 16th century travellers.

Now five huts have been successfully completed in an initiative led by local volunteers from the Forestry Division, under the guidance of Park Ranger Mr. Erasto Robinson from the National Parks, Rivers and Beaches Authority of St. Vincent. The Cayo Village is an outstanding contribution to the island’s heritage; documenting the history of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and its earliest inhabitants. It will also be a tourist attraction, and will offer for sale local arts, crafts, entertainment and indigenous foods.