Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 5
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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A full team of professional archaeologists on site in recent days including the Assistant Curator of Archaeology, Stephen Powell.
An important task was to further expose part of the west bastion structural feature.
Note taking as we go along is very important. We have to record all the changes in the pits. They tell the whole story.
We have finished digging here at this midden feature. Time for final photographs.
All done here too! Evidence of a 17th century builders trench was uncovered.
We have many local folks coming to see what is happening at the Fort St. Louis Park. This is a great change to share stories.
Museum of Natural History staff have come to take part. What a help!
Museun of Natural history staff member and community member Joni tries her hand at excavation with Candina of Acadia University.
Todd has been helping out every week. Here he measures in an important find.