Destination: Trinidad & Tobago

Expedition: Dramatic changes in global climate occurred after the last ice age ended. Trinidad, the first point of migration for humans into the Caribbean, became an island as sea levels rose. Trinidad's "Banwari Person" burial, found over 50 years ago, highlights the oldest and most significant of all Caribbean indigenous settlements.

Recently, Chike and his team have found another burial at the Banwari site. This is considered to be one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in the Caribbean in recent memory.

Combining archaeology, climate change studies, and ecology, this project will examine how Caribbean first peoples lived as the planet changed. And knowing more about human-environment relationships over millennia will help us understand current climate change, and assist vulnerable groups in adapting to anticipated global environmental upheavals.