Our Indigenous Heritage

GUYANA FOLK FESTIVAL

Guyana Folk Festival
CELEBRATING OUR INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

August 30 to September 3, 2017
Brooklyn, New York

Timehri petroglyphs and Guyanese style
… The ancient petroglyphs and their contemporary incarnations have a special place in the Guyanese psyche. They symbolize longevity and the long rootedness of humanity—a special pulse in the Guyanese spirit. It is national identity.

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MAPPING OUR INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

MAPPING OUR INDIGENOUS HERITAGE

Over the next few months we will be posting materials as contributions to the exploration of our indigenous heritage. Here are three maps from publications by Deryck Bernard, Denis Williams, and Neil L. Whitehead.

 

 

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A HISTORY OF ARCHEOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN GUYANA

In his book “Prehistoric Guyana,” Denis Williams identifies the following phases in the history of archeological research in Guyana:
1. 16th Century: Lauren Storm van’s Gravesande

“Though lacking somewhat in constancy, the history of archeological investigations in Guyana is of an antiquity that is comparable to any elsewhere in the Americas. The quest of the […]

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PREHISTORIC GUYANA

The aim of the 2017 Guyana Folk Festival in Brooklyn, New York is to provide the Guyanese, Caribbean and Brooklyn communities with a satisfying introduction to Guyana’s indigenous heritage and creativity.

Each of the signature events for the season will contribute to this goal. For example, one of the themes to be explored at this […]

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