A public Archaeology Programme dubbed “SVG Volunteer Archaeology Programme”, proposed by Archaeologists from Circle Consulting of Canada in collaboration with the University of Calgary and sanctioned by the Board of Directors of the International Airport Development Company (IADC) is currently taking place on the site of the Argyle International Airport.
And, interested Vincentians are being asked to join their Canadian counterparts and offer volunteer services at the site. Interested persons can contact Mrs. Kathy Martin at the National Trust or the IADC.
The public Archaeology programme began in June 2010 in Canada to recruit volunteers from around the world. Those in the programme include lead Archaeologists Canadians Margarita De Guzman and Jode Mackay. Volunteers hailed from; Canada, California, Florida and Greece.
De Guzman notes that having worked on a different area of the site in 2009, they returned in 2010 to look at the current area and organized the programme for the sole purpose of rescuing the site and record significant findings.
She added that part of the proceeds from the programme will go towards the Argyle International Airport Contributory Fund to ensure the continued preservation of the nation’s Cultural Heritage.
The National Trust of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is assisting the programme which will last for a period of four weeks.