15 Carib Petroglyphs in Old Road Town, Saint Kitts

The island was inhabited by the Kalinagos – also called Caribs – prior to 1623 when the first Europeans landed at today’s Old Road Town. Most of these Indigenous people were either killed or forced to flee by the earliest English and French settlers. There is scant evidence of their presence on Saint Kitts. A rare exception are these petroglyphs near Wingfield Estate. Historians believe the simplistic rock carvings represent a zemi deity. Others suggest they are fertility symbols. They have been painted white to highlight the details.


Carib Petroglyphs, Wingfield Road, Old Road Town, St. Kitts & Nevis


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