Nevis Island, West Indies - Part 1

Mar 21, 1999 on Channel 4 at 12:00 AM

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This is the Caribbean, well we’re not in Jamaica or Barbados, Time Team have come to the tiny island of Nevis because amazingly, 200 years ago, the Caribbean produced more wealth than the whole of the rest of the British empire put together. Prim... (more)arily, because of sugar, and Nevis was covered in sugar plantations, and one of the wealthiest belonged to a man called Pinney who lived right up there. And we’re going to see if we can find out what remains of his long disused estate, but buried in the jungle out there aren’t just the remains of the wealthy lifestyles of the big landowners, there are also traces of the thousands of slaves that they relied on. So, Time Team have got just six days. That’s two programmes, to try and come to grips with an island that’s crammed full of archaeology.

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