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Dr. Cheryl White is one of few archeologists to explore Maroon sites in Suriname and Jamaica. As a member of the Maroon Heritage Research Project, she traveled deep into the jungles of Suriname and dug up pottery and other artifacts to form theories on the lives of earlier Maroons.
She fluently speaks the languages of the Ndyuka and Saramaka (Suriname Maroons) and is currently authoring a book on Maroon archeology. She is also looking into possibilities to develop an archeological institute in Suriname.
Abeng Central contacted Dr. White to ask her about her work as a Maroon archeologist in the Caribbean. Read the interview here…