FACULTY-DIRECTED PROGRAM3 Credit Hours: AN398/520 Field Methods in Caribbean Archaeology Caribbean Archaeology Field School: Nevis, West Indies
Settled in the 1620s, Nevis is home to some of the earliest English settlements in the Caribbean. This year's field school will investigate the site of Fort Charles, the largest and best preserved fort in Nevis. The fort was constructed in the early 1600s and remained in use until at least the 1870s. This year's field school represents the first archaeological investigations of this intriguing site and its 250-year history. Our work this summer will provide a unique perspective on the colonial history of the Eastern Caribbean, particularly as it relates to issues of trade and exchange.