Christophe Harbour Development

Blue transfer printed pearlware plate in “Blue Willow” pattern, recovered from an early 19th century slave housesite. HRA conducted heritage resource investigations for the Christophe Harbour development on St. Kitts to aid them in meeting their environmental protection commitments.

HRA conducted archaeological survey and testing services for the 2,600-acre Christophe Harbour development on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. To facilitate the archaeological investigations, HRA georeferenced six historic maps of St. Kitts dating from 1718 to 1920 using Esri ArcGIS. HRA used the georeferenced maps to document the properties as well as understand the changing landscape of the study area. HRA was able to identify a consolidation in sugar cane estates over time from around 10 in the early eighteenth century to only two by 1828. In addition, HRA identified slave villages on three of the sites through these maps.

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