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This section focuses on the historical development of Jamaica from its first inhabitation by Amerinidian peoples more than 7000 years ago, through both the Spanish and British Colonial Eras.

On each page you can find both pictures related to that era and sources for further reading in text and online.  Other interesting pieces of Jamaicas past, including original historical documents can also be found below.  

Jamaican Historical Eras:              Amerindian Jamaica  Spanish Jamaica  British Jamaica


Tramways of Kingston  The Evolution of Jamaican Parishes