Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Digging SVG

A getaway you'll really dig


Like to dig deeper into the local culture when you're on holidays? Here's a trip you can really get your hands on.

Calgary-based SVGdigs, which created a public archeology program last year, is offering a second trip that would appeal to archeology enthusiasts or people interested in pursuing the field.

The non-profit program focuses on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, where it aims to dig for, find and preserve important relics of the prehistoric past, such as earthenware, rocks and even bodies.

Last year, the team found evidence of prehistoric burial grounds buildings and pieces of earthenware, which have been restored. Participants get to learn from and work alongside professional archeologists. St. Vincent has no archeologists of its own and, according to archeologist with SVGdigs Margarita de Guzman, all of these artifacts would likely get destroyed otherwise.

There are several trip dates in January. Go to for details.

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