2007 will be the 200th anniversary of the end of Slavery in Britain, and British African Slave Trade. To mark these historic landmarks in 2007 the Trouvadore Project will be presenting papers at a variety of conferences such as the Society of Historial Archeaeology in January 2007, and the World Archaeological Congress in Jamaica in. more…
In January the Society of Historical Archaeologists held their annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
US based Windward Media, Emmy award-winning documentary makers arrive in the Turks and Caicos Islands today (Wednesday) to make final preparations for a two-week expedition to find missing slave ship Trouvadore that sets sail in just a few days.
(Turks and Caicos, August 19, 2004) The story of Trouvadore, a slave ship which wrecked in the Turks and Caicos Islands, will be on-line from August 20, 2004. The website, devised by the Turks and Caicos National Museum features an interactive educational section, images and archives on the amazing story of shipwreck, survival, freedom and legacy. In addition the website www.slaveshiptrouvadore.com, designed by mediaWORKS will carry a live diary section which will be updated daily from the TCI Explorer when the expedition team sets sail to find Trouvadore from August 28th to September 11th.
The story of Trouvadore, a slave ship which wrecked in the Turks and Caicos Islands went live and on-line on Friday August 20 and attracted hundreds of unique visitors in the first 24 hours.
The Turks and Caicos National Museum in collaboration with Ships of Discovery have confirmed the existence of a wooden shipwreck near Breezy Point on East Caicos. The announcement has been made following a two week expedition surveying inside and outside the reefs on the Northern shore of East Caicos in search for Trouvadore, a missing slave ship that has been described as ‘the Plymouth rock of the Turks and Caicos Islands’. The wooden remains have been described as “a promising discovery” by Dr Donald H Keith, lead marine archaeologist for Ships of Discovery.
The Trouvadore Expedition led by the Turks and Caicos National Museum alongside US based Ships of Discovery and Windward Media will set sail once again, tomorrow morning for East Caicos in the search for Trouvadore.
(Turks and Caicos Islands, July 18) The Turks and Caicos National Museum will be teaming up with US archaeologists Ships of Discovery and documentary makers Windward Media in September to find a missing slave ship in the Turks and Caicos Islands. The expedition will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean and has been described by researchers as ‘a quest for the Plymouth rock of the Turks and Caicos Islands’.
Dr D. H. Keith of Texas based Ships of Discovery arrived in the Turks and Caicos Islands today to assist the Turks and Caicos National Museum in its final preparations for a two-week expedition that sets sail at the end of this month.
The Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association (TCHTA) in an unprecedented move, is supporting an archaeological expedition to uncover a shipwreck story hidden for generations. The TCHTA hopes that the story and archaeological work will raise awareness of the heritage and culture of the Islands.