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Hikers on Caribbean island of Montserrat find ancient stone carvings - Democratic Underground

5.6.16

Hikers on Caribbean island of Montserrat find ancient stone carvings - Democratic Underground: Hikers out for a stroll on the Caribbean island of Montserrat have discovered ancient stone carvings that archaeologists believe could offer valuable insight into the island’s pre-colonial history.

The petroglyphs – which appear to depict geometric designs as well as beings of some kind – were carved into the side of a mossy boulder in the densely forested hills in the island’s north.

Petroglyphs left behind by the Caribbean’s indigenous peoples have been found throughout the region but until now had never been seen on Montserrat or nearby Antigua.


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