Bonaire in 100 photos – Excavations

2 March 2020 by Casper Douma - Reading time: < 1 minute

Excavations in Bonaire have provided an interesting look at informal trade in Caribbean during the 17th and 18th centuries. Take a look at the excavations.

Excavations and archaeological research in Bonaire.

Recent and historical archaeological investigations on Bonaire and nearby islands have provided interesting insights about informal trade in the Caribbean during the 17th and 18th centuries. In all likelihood, there was informal trade between the Spanish province of Venezuela and the Dutch islands of Curaçao and Bonaire. Excavations on Klein Bonaire have brought to light a large number of artifacts depicting daily life in what was probably a camp of the administrators. Among the finds are shoe buckles, pewter spoons, coins, fragments of weapons and even two cannonballs. In addition, a considerable amount of Creole pottery was found, which was used for cooking.

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“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.”

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