Vandalized: The only known prehistoric rock carvings left on Barbados

Published on November 25th, 2009 | by Admin


Vandals have damaged the only surviving prehistoric rock art images to be found on the island of Barbados.

“Unfortunately, these have not been looked after awfully well,” Archaeologist and Professor at the University of Sussex Professor Peter Drewett said while displaying pictures of carvings in the Spring Head cave.

He pointed out several modern carvings that have been placed on top of the prehistoric ones, some of which were scoured out with a knife.

“Fortunately we did record these detailed drawings prior to this latest range of damage to them,” he said.

Expressing his certainty that other caves would have had such markings, he stated that these had more than likely been eroded during the passage of time.

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