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Public Archaeology Programme underway at Argyle

Public Archaeology Programme  underway at Argyle


A public Archaeology Programme is well underway on the airport site at Argyle.{{more}}

The project has been proposed by Archaeologists from Circle Consulting of Canada, in collaboration with the University of Calgary and sanctioned by the Board of Directors of the International Airport Development Company (IADC)

Interested Vincentians are being asked to join their Canadian counterparts and offer volunteer services at the site, Mondays to Fridays. They can contact Kathy Martin at the National Trust or simply turn up at the site, directly opposite the offices of the IADC.

The public Archaeology Programme began in June 2010 in Canada, to recruit volunteers from around the world. Currently, those on site are all Canadians, but according to lead Archaeologist Margarita Guzman, volunteers from other parts of the world will be joining them in the coming weeks. They are expected to spend a total of four weeks in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Guzman noted that having worked on a different area of the site in 2009, they returned in 2010 to look at the current area and have now returned to rescue the site and record significant findings.

She added that part of the proceeds from the programme will go towards the IADC’s contributory fund to ensure the continued preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage.

The National Trust of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is also assisting the programme.