Archaeological evidence in the form of shell mounds indicates that Guyana’s Indigenous peoples occupied lands in the north-western district of the coastal plain as early as 7,300 years ago. Guyanese archaeologist Dennis Williams carbon-dated the shell mounds and said that it “represents the earliest known sedentary occupation of the Western Guiana Littoral.”

The News Room’s Richard Bhainie and videographers Yusuf Ali and Shatanand Anude visited the site one of the largest shell mounds in the country to learn what the ancient wonders can teach us about the lifestyle of Guyana’s Indigenous people centuries ago, as we Discover Guyana.

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