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Recent archaeological discoveries: possible avenues for Vincentians to study archaeology

Recent archaeological discoveries: possible avenues for Vincentians to study archaeology

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The recent archaeological discoveries, including the one in Clare Valley last month, has prompted the National Trust to explore possible avenues for Vincentians to study archaeology.{{more}}

Speaking at the official ceremony to commend the residents of the St James Spiritual Baptist Church last Friday, Louis Mitchell-Joseph, chairperson of the National Trust, announced that the organisation was making good efforts to ensure that more Vincentians get to study archaeology.

“The role of archaeology is so significant because it is a true testimony of our history … Nobody can lie to us and tell us those pots came from Europe,” she said.

Mitchell-Joseph said the National Trust was about to sign a document with the French government for students to attend the Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane, in Martinique.

“And we will be facilitating Vincentians obtaining scholarships to attend there,” Mitchell-Joseph said.

She also announced that the Clare Valley findings have re-established the link between the early settlers here and those of Venezuela.

She said Venezuela’s ambassador to St Vincent and the Grenadines, Yoel Perez-Marcano, has said he would assist the National Trust to work together with the Division of Arts and Sciences at the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College to establish a course in archaeology. (DD)

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