Hart's Bay Petroglyphs, St. Kitts



Hart's Bay is a stunning petroglyph site situated on south side of the island of St. Kitts. The boulder measures 3.8 meters tall from its top edge down to the base. Scale is 50 cm.

Hart' Bay petroglyph site was photographed in 1896 and published by C. W. Branch in the American Anthropologist (Branch 1907:Plate XXIVc).

Prof. Michael Fuller documenting the Hart's Bay site in a strong wind as a storm was approaching across the Caribbean Sea. Photograph by Kate Orchard.

Daygon and Professor Fuller attempted to overlay the panel with cleaer plastic to trace the individual petroglyphs but that was impossible due to the strong wind. Photograph by Kate Orchard.

Closeup of some of the petroglyphs on the left side of the Hart's Bay Panel. This petroglyph is composed of three parts. The lower half (with 2 stripes) measures 20 cm in length and each stripe is 3 cm wide. The central portion with four dots measures 19 cm tall and 20 cm. wide. The top portion of this petroglyph meausres 16 cm in height. Next to the large petroglyph is a small round face formed from three equal size dots inside an oval measuring 9 cm wide and 6 cm in height. Scale is 50 cm.

Hart's Bay petroglyph with goggle-eyes that measures 19 cm wide and 10 cm tall. Scale is 10 cm.

Hart's Bay petroglyph situated near the center of the panel showing a face surrounded by a circle. This petroglyphs measures 16 cm. in diameter. Scale is 10 cm.

Hart's Bay petroglyph of a round face with eyes that are not equal in size. This petroglyph measures 12 cm in diameter. Scale is 10 cm.

Hart's Bay petroglyph of a faint face that measures 12 cm wide and 10 cm in height. Scale is 10 cm.

Petroglyph that could be a sun motif on the right side of the Hart's Bay panel. The face with two eyes measure 13 cm in width. The rays extends 10 cm above and 13 cm below the face. Scale is 10 cm.

Professor Michael Fuller looking for the path through the brush to get to the Hart's Bay petroglyph site on the island of St. Kitts.

Kate Orchard, Daygon and Professor Michael Fuller after relocating and photographing the Hart's Bay petroglyph site on the island of St. Kitt.

Hammerstone found near the Hart's Bay petroglyph site by Daygon. It weighs 570 grams. Height is 9 cm and the base diameter ranges from 6.8 to 7.3 cm.

Hundreds of small, medium and large bleched conch shells were mixed with the pebbles and cobbles on the beach at Harts Bay on the island of St. Kitts.

The beach in 1897 was sand with only a few boulders. A century of harsh storms and erosion has left thousands of boulders on the beach which makes exploration difficult. Photograph by Kate Orchard.
A thousand thanks to Daygon, Kate Orhard and Neathery Fuller for helping me to relocated the Hart's Bay petroglyph site on the island of St. Kitts. Many thanks to Bruno Gardien who had relocated the site several years and shared his directions and photographs!



Designed by Neathery and Michael Fuller,
St. Louis Community College
Webpage created 5 March 2018
Webpage updated 9 March 2018