Archaeology at the trading post of Charles de la Tour - Part 6
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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The most common artifact we find is old clay roofing tile. It is not common to find a fragment so complete!
In front of the fort we have found an old post mould. Perhaps from a palisade line?
Once mapped, all this stone will be removed. What is underneath?
Local and far-ranging visitors continue to drop by. We enjoy sharing the discoveries.