Archaeology at Fort Saint-Louis 2019 - Part 7
Another beautiful day for the public dig. Keith was signed up last year and was delighted to rejoin the excavation efforts in 2019.
With supervision and guidance, folks are working away in Operation J which is the further exposure of the Feature Two wall of 2018. Lots of rocks of various sizes, artifacts and a builder's trench.
Amber, a curator from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Neale, a professor from Dalhousie University, work together excavating Operation K-5. This is the area where we find the largest and most complete fragments of roofing tile.
John engages the public team and visitors to the site at Operation H. There are always lots of questions and we are happy to share what we are learning and why the Fort St. Louis landscape is so special.
We were rained out at the site today so artifact cleaning was the task at the Old Courthouse Museum in Barrington.
Neale cleans some of the larger pieces of roofing tile from Operation K. They will need to dry overnight.
Marlene is a La Tour descendant. This is her first time cleaning artifacts from the archaeology site which is directly linked to her family history.
John carefully cleans the highly decorated smoking pipe stem that was recovered from Operation J this week during the public dig. So exciting and a unique find for the site.
The last day of the public dig. 0ver fifty spots filled! The participants have made a wonderful contribution to the progress of the project. Thank you!!
Patrick has returned again this year. He discusses his latest finds with unit supervisor Liz.
The public efforts have helped us determine that Feature Two in Operation J, a stone wall, continues northward.
A very robust portion of a roofing tile appeared in Operation K this afternoon. A great opportunity for photographs before removal.
We brought a selection of artifacts excavated from the site to share with the public and visitors today. Everyone is curious to see artifacts after they have been cleaned and identified. The artifact diversity and content of the site continues to amaze us.