I’ve been thinking about caves for the past few days. No, not in the dark and creepy, water-dripping-in-the-background-like-in-a-horror-flick way. Nah! I’ve been thinking about caves in terms of their history in Jamaica. What got me thinking about caves you ask? Well, it all began last week Thursday, September 20, when I asked the following Jamaican History Question (the Jamaican History Question is promptly posted each day on Jamaican Echoes’ Facebook page at 12:30 p.m EST…hint hint!):
JAMAICAN HISTORY QUESTION: These two caves stand next to each other in Hellshire, St. Catherine, and were once a ceremonial site for the Tainos. What is its name? The answer is the Two Sisters Caves.
Caves of varying sizes and attractions are found all over Jamaica. According to the JNHT, there are more than 1000 known caves, with many more just waiting to be discovered and explored.
You may be wondering: what roles have caves, these natural geological formations, played in Jamaica’s human history? Well, nuff! Read on to find out.