While at first glance this site may seem nothing more than another piece of land in Saint Martin's center, this area was actually the site of an Arawak Village built around 500 BC, and not abandoned until 450 AD. Archaeologist have been able to find artifacts here including pottery and ruins of the ancient village.
The Hope Estate Archaeological Association is in charge of excavating Hope Estate, and over the years has amassed a huge collection of pottery and other artifacts, plus through the excavation of tombs learned about the Arawak peoples burial process. A tour of this site offered by the association will how off a number of the dig sites and uncovered artifacts.
Those wishing to visit Hope Estate Archeological Site may choose to book their trip in a nice area within St. Martin, as travelers to this region of St. Martin will be excited to have easy site access during their visit. Tourists will find a couple handfuls of lodgings stationed around the area around Hope Estate Archeological Site.
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If you're ready for some outdoor excitement, think about Grande-Case Beach, the closest beach to Hope Estate Archeological Site.
All visits to the site are done by appointment only, and usually take around three hours to complete.
There is no cost to view the Hope Estate Archeological Site.
Location: Saint Martin, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
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