Fort Saint-Louis Archaeological Excavation
Once again this summer, building on work done in 2017, an archaeological excavation is taking place at Fort Saint-Louis in Port La Tour, Shelburne County through the month of July. Founded by Charles de la Tour, this 17th century fur trade post depicts early encounters and early trade relations between French settlers and the Mi’kmaq in the region known by the Mi’kmaq as Kespukwitk.
Follow along right here during the month of July as Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins, Nova Scotia Museum Curator of Archaeology, and her team explore the site. Visitors are also welcome to drop by the dig site in July to watch the work in progress. As well, make sure to stop by the Old Court House Museum in Barrington to check out the newly-installed exhibit on Fort Saint-Louis.
Continue to check back here throughout the summer for updates and photos of the dig, and make sure to follow our Instagram account.