Three animal-shaped Amerindian artefacts were discovered in Valsayn, Trinidad and Tobago. The figurines are said to be 2000 years old.
The clay figurines were discovered in a piece of lagoon in St Augustine south of the area occupied by The University of the West Indies. The researchers identified it as belonging to the Saladoid culture (500 BC-545 AD) – a pre-Columbian indigenous culture of territory in present-day Venezuela and the Caribbean. The people of the Saladoid culture lived near streams, rivers and coastlines. According to the local historian, to find three pieces of pottery in one spot is pretty strange especially since they are of one type.