Archaeologists Return after more than 30 Years

On Monday, March 3rd, Drs. Sullivan and Freimuth gave back-to-back “Meet the Experts” presentations describing the excavations they conducted on several Arawak sites they discovered on Middle Caicos in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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The first archaeological investigations in the Turks & Caicos Islands were on Middle Caicos.

These were the first archaeological investigations ever conducted in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Museum Founder Grethe Seim was one of the participants in these excavations and they contributed to her desire to create the National Museum many years later.

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View of the first excavations on Middle Caicos.

Glen started the show with a description of a large village site called MC-12 located not far from Bambara. Shaun’s presentation dealt with the site known as MC-6 and the evidence there for an ancient astronomical “observatory.”

We’re happy to welcome back Shaun and Glen after such a long time away from the islands.