The Caribbean region is known for its beautiful landscapes, including mountain ranges and volcanic peaks. In addition, many smaller hills and elevated areas throughout the various islands contribute to the region's diverse topography.
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Trinidad and Tobago
Banwari Trace, an Archaic pre-ceramic site in southwestern Trinidad, is the oldest archaeological site in the West Indies. The deposit is found on the southern edge of the Oropuche Lagoon. Banwari Man is considered to be the oldest skeleton found in the Caribbean region.
Main Ridge is the primary mountainous spine of the island of Tobago in the southern Caribbean. The Main Ridge Forest Reserve, which encompasses about 10,000 acres of tropical rainforest, is one of the oldest protected areas in the world.
The Northeast Tobago Biosphere Reserve is located within the northeast region of the island of Tobago, comprised of a large marine and terrestrial area. It presents a rare Caribbean island ridge-to-ocean ecosystem, including the world's oldest tropical rainforest reserve.