After extensive research in Guyana’s remote interior, Damon Gerard Corrie (of Trinidadian and Guyanese Amerindian descent), well known to Barbadians as the “Snake Man,” may have now earned the name of “Indiana Jones” after having made “the discovery of a lifetime.”
Corrie has become the first person to identify and compile physical and photographic evidence of an ancient Amerindian culture of skilled stonemasons formerly inhabiting an estimated 200 square mile mountainous area of Guyana. He says he has been searching this area over the past decade at his own expenses, and “to satisfy his own curiosity, but realizes now that what he has discovered is too important to keep to himself any longer.” He has amassed a great deal of evidence before announcing his discovery. The Bajan Reporter underlines that “this solo effort on 36 year old Corrie’s part may prove to be an invaluable contribution to the science of anthropology, and a vital missing chapter to the pre-Colombian history of Guyana.”
Corrie is the founder/president of the Pan-Tribal Confederacy (http://pantribalconfederacy.com/). He is a is a member of the Indigenous Caucus of the Organization of American States (OAS), a registered observer at the United Nations Permanent Forum on indigenous Issues (UNPFII), and founder of the Caribbean Herpetological Society. Coincidentally, he was also one of the researchers who protested S. Blair Hodges claim of having “discovered” the world’s smallest snake in Barbados [see Barbados Snake among top ten newly discovered species].
[Photo featured here is a replica and not actual finding.]
For full article, see http://bajanreporter.blogspot.com/2009/11/barbadian-indiana-jones-makes-discovery.html
For more on Damon Corrie, see http://www.earthfoot.org/guides/corrie.htm