Laser Ablation to tell the story of Trading in The Bahamas during late 600s-1500s A.D

A research team from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom and the Vrije University, Amsterdam is undertaking an analytical archaeological program to determine the nature of [...]

AMMC PARTNERS WITH CREATIVE NASSAU TO HOST BAHAMIAN HISTORY WORKSHOP

 Each summer, the Antiquities Monuments, and Museum welcomes high-school aged and college freshman students to its doors for 4 weeks of exposure to the various sites […]

Still Shining: Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society Article

Still Shining The Elbow Reef Lighthouse, Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas. Photo credit: Annie Potts The Bahamas are home to a great number of cultural treasures. Counted […]

Ancient Lucayan Skeletons Discovered in Clarence Town

Officials from the Antiquities, Monuments & Museum Corporation (AMMC) today announced the discovery of ancient skeleton remains in Clarence Town, Long Island. The bones, located in two distinct graves, appear to be that of Lucayan people who inhabited the archipelago from 600 AD to the 1500’s.

FORT FINCASTLE, WATER TOWER AND QUEEN’S STAIRCASE TO BECOME NEW HERITAGE PARK

Nassau, Bahamas, October 24, 2016—Fort Fincastle, the Water Tower, the Queen’s Staircase and the environs are set for major upgrades over the next several months, after […]

INTERNSHIP AT FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY OPENS NEW DOORS FOR AMMC RESEARCHER NAMEIKO MILLER

Nassau, Bahamas, August 29, 2016—For three weeks, Nameiko Miller, Research Department Supervisor at Antiquities, Museums and Monuments Corporation (AMMC) put her skills to work as an […]

National Geographic Grant To Document Underwater Cave System In The Abacos

The underwater cave system in the Abacos will be extensively documented thanks to a grant from the National Geographic Society. The global nonprofit group will partner with Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) through the University of Miami, to provide the Bahamian government with a comprehensive map of the area. Project coordinators will accurately document the existence of key paleontological finds, biodiversity hotspots, and sites in the aquatic environment and set the foundation for future research. Other partners include Friends of the Environment in Abaco and Bahamas Underground- a foundation established to research caves in The Bahamas.

Fort Charlotte Upgrades Improve Access And Activities At Historic Site

The access point to Fort Charlotte is getting a major facelift as the historic site ramps up programs and activities in time for peak summer traffic.

AMMC Researchers Visit Cat Island To Capture Oral History

In October 2015, Dr. Michael Pateman, Senior Archeologist at Antiquities, Monuments and Museum Corporation (AMMC) and researcher, Christopher Davis set out on a mission to document the history and heritage of Cat Island. The pair took a three-day tour of the island known for its rich story telling tradition and spoke with local residents on events from Independence to slavery, major hurricanes to cultural traditions passed down through generations. The exercise is a part of the Corporation’s goal of accurately documenting and preserving Bahamian history.

AMMC Signs Memorandum for OAS Historic Resources Project

The quaint community of Dunmore Town on Harbour Island is proposed to become an internationally recognized historic district. During a recent three-day workshop held in the community, Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC) officials signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the OAS-funded COHERIT group to begin the project.

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