Basil Reid, Ph.D.

Professor & Archaeologist


Basil Reid


Degree/Qualification: B.A. (UWI), M.A. (London), Ph.D. (Florida) (full CV)


Office Room Number: Archeology Centre

Extension No.: 83306



HIST 1801: Introduction to Archaeology

HIST 1804: A Survey of World PreHistory

HIST 2805: The Pre-Colombian History of the Caribbean

HIST 2801: Research Methods and Techniques in Archaeology

HIST 3801: Historical Archaeology


Basil A. Reid is a Professor of Archaeology in the Department of History at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. His major research interests are the pre-colonial archaeology of the Caribbean, Caribbean archaeology and geoinformatics, precolonial Caribbean farmers and Caribbean heritage. He has published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, and has authored, edited and co-edited several books on a variety of topics relating to Caribbean archaeology and heritage. His books include Archaeology and Geoinformatics: Case Studies from the Caribbean (2008), Myths and Realities of Caribbean History (2009), A Crime Solving Toolkit: Forensics in the Caribbean (2009), Caribbean Heritage (2012) and Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology (2014). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the Walter Roth Museum of Anthropology and the Archaeological Society of Jamaica. Professor Reid was the Lead Archaeologist of the Red House Restoration Archaeological Project in Port of Spain, Trinidad from July 1, 2013 to January 31, 2015. His forthcoming books are: The Archaeology of Caribbean and Circum-Caribbean Farmers (6000 BC – AD 1500) and An Archaeological Study of the Red House, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He currently serves of the Senior Representative for Central America and the Caribbean on the Council of the World Archaeological Congress (WAC).


Curriculum Vitae

Archaeology and Geoinformatics

Myths and Realities of Caribbean History


A Crime Solving Tool Kit