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Indian Creek
Pre Columbian

The site of Indian Creek was extensively researched in the early 1970s' by Dr. Fred Olsen of the Antigua Archaeology Society, and Dr. Irving Rouse of Yale University.

It is situated on a now dry watercourse about one kilometre inland from the sea. Radiocarbon dates indicate that humans occupied the site for an extensive period of time (200 BC – 1300 AD).

The Indian Creek site is important for it presents the entire Ceramic Age (Arawak), cultural sequence of the pre-Columbian period on Antigua. To this end, the early ceramic (Saladoid) style on Antigua is called the “Indian Creek” style.