Everybody's National Parks | ENP: 5.3 Virgin Islands National Park: Archeological Evidence of a Long Cultural History
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  • ENP: 5.3 Virgin Islands National Park: Archeological Evidence of a Long Cultural History
    02/13/2018

    Description:


    Bryan talks with archeologist Ken Wild about the rich human history of St. John, where the oldest known site goes back to 800 BC. Ken is the Cultural Resource Manger and Archaeologist for the Virgin Islands National Park and Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.
     

    Discussion includes the following:


    • Ken’s experience during and post Hurricanes (1:25)
    • Ken’s silver lining perspective (4:03)
    • Archeological Museum at Cinnamon Bay and Artifacts (5:46)
    • Cultural History in brief (11:10)
    • Petroglyphs (21:57)
    • Danish history on the island (31:10)
    • Opportunity for bigger and better heritage center (33:46)
    • Discovery of 17th Century occupation (36:20)
    • The park preserves archeological sites and opportunities for discoveries (37:55)
    • Advice for visitors who may find artifacts (39:33)
    • Ken’s favorite spots (40:52)

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