Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 3
This summer an archaeological excavation is taking place at the trading post of Charles de la Tour in Port La Tour, Shelburne County. Follow along as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins (Curator of Archaeology) and her team explore the site. Also check out the companion exhibit First Peoples, First Meetings: The French in Seventeenth Century Mi’kma’ki on view at the Museum of Natural History. This new exhibit explores a period almost 250 years prior to Confederation shedding new light on early encounters and early relationships between the Mi’kmaq and French traders in seventeenth-century Mi’kma’ki, discover story of kinship and alliance in a time of uncertain change.
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Folks for Pictou County dropped by this morning to see what we were finding.
Our long trench continues to expand . Team members are measuring in artifacts as they are found.
We have been working with geophysics experts and the EM38B instrument to learn more about what may be beneath the ground at Fort St. Louis.
A local budding archaeologist and Mom joined us today after seeing images on Instagram. He was excited to learn of a dig in his neighbourhood!