Archaeologist Points to Fragility of Soil Surrounding Petrogylphs


An Archaeologist from Guadeloupe is concerned about the fragility of the island’s soil.

Chief Curator of the Archeology Museum in Guadeloupe Susanna Gimarez says the Montserrat National Trust (MNT) should consider investigating the fragility of the soil surrounding the Amerindian Petroglyphs found in Soldier Ghaut.

Petroglyphs are images that have been etched into rock and are found all around the world, created by many different people from a range of historical eras. 

Gimarez' visit to the island is part of the Small Innovation Project SIP "Amerindian Petroglyphs, Innovation in Montserrat Tourism" financed by the funds from European Union on behalf of the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of European Union (OCTA).

The aim is to engage Archaeology experts in studying Amerindian Petroglyphs to explore, design and develop suitable trail access to the area to allow visitors access to the site and develop education and promotion programmes using research information on history.

The expected outcome is for Montserrat to develop Amerindian Petroglyphs as a Unique Selling Proposition for Innovation through the island’s Tourism sector.

Gimarez who has been on island for a week alongside colleague Software Engineer at the Regional Service of Archaeology Christian Stouvenot highlighted the findings from their exploration.

The project is being carried out by the Montserrat National Trust.

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