The Jewish Community of Nevis Archaeology Project

It is the goal of this project to record the history of the seventeenth and eighteenth century Jewish community of the Caribbean island of Nevis through ongoing documentary research and archaeological investigations. This research is made possible in part by the support of the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society, the Nevis Field Research Centre, a grant from The Commonwealth Jewish Council, and the generous contributions of private donors.

The archaeological investigation of the Nevis Jewish community is also the subject of Michelle Terrell's (Boston University, May 2000) dissertation "An Historical Archaeology of the 17th- and 18th- Century Jewish Community of Nevis, British West Indies." The focus of this community-level study, the first of its kind, was on increasing our understanding of the roles and lives of the Sephardim in the colonial Caribbean, as well as providing a foundation for future research.

The following aspects of the project are presented here:

Nevis History

Early Nevis History

Trowel

The Nevis Synagogue Archaeology Project

Cemetery

The Nevis Jewish Cemetery

Resistivity Survey

Electrical Resistivity Survey of the Cemetery

The St. Kitts-Nevis Genealogy Page

The Pinheiro Family of Nevis and Barbados

Jewish Genealogy Links

The Jewish Community of Nevis Archaeology Project | The Nevis Synagogue Archaeology Project
Nevis History | The Nevis Jewish Cemetery | The Cemetery Resistivity Survey
The St. Kitts-Nevis Genealogy Page | The Pinheiro Family of Nevis and Barbados
Jewish Genealogy Links

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