The Archaeological Site Inventory (ASIG) is a web-database of all archaeological sites in Grenada, West Indies. This includes all known pre-Columbian sites on Grenada and a growing section of historical sites. Sites on Carriacou and Petite Martinique are also being added. The content has been synthesized by Jonathan Hanna (Penn State), with help from Michael Jessamy (Ministry of Tourism) and John Angus Martin (Leiden University).
The first ASIG (1.0) was an MS-Access database associated with a 2017 report by Jonathan Hanna (link below). With the help of Dr. Rob Olendorf at Penn State, the database was converted into a web-database (ASIG 2.0), which will continue to be updated for the foreseeable future. The public version of the ASIG 2.0 will be available online sometime in 2020 (we had hoped sooner, but there have been some hiccups with coding user access levels).
NOTE: These sites are extremely vulnerable to theft and vandalism.
The more people that visit them and take a few ceramic sherds for themselves,
the less information will be known about that site-- permanently.
As the late Peter Harris recommended, we must not only maintain site records, but also,
"a system which limits access to individuals who can demonstrate bona fide concern for local archaeological heritage," (Harris 2001:13, note 10).
Yet there is a need for public education and basic information about Grenada's heritage resources.
Thus, basic information about these sites is made available here.