The carving appears to be a family of three – a male, a female and a child. The work is so finely executed it must have taken a prehistoric “Michelangelo” a considerable amount of time to complete the carving. However, one thing is certain: it was not done on impulse and this monument may have some religious connections. The Dauphin petroglyph compares favourably with the 30 found in St. Vincent.
Did you know St. Lucia does not possess an abundance of monuments? However we have representative monuments from all categories including pre-Colombian, military, civil and ecclesiastical.
An early monument erected was the “Cross” located at “Calvary” in 1851 on the Rosaire Estate at Castries. The latest was in 1963 at Cap Estate in memory of on Colonel Harrison. A few of the historical sites are maintained but the majority is left to the elements.
Source: Saint Lucia Historic Sites by Robert J. Devaux – St. Lucia National Trust No.1 – 1975
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