Public Archaeology Event

August 22, 2017

Have you ever discovered an ancient “artifact” on the beach or in the ground? Would you like to learn about what you’ve found? Archaeologists from the Canadian Museum of History and the Nova Scotia Museum are on the South Shore region of Nova Scotia searching for endangered archaeological sites, and you can help.

Bring your found items to the Harrison Lewis Centre, in Port Joli, on Tuesday, August 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. An archaeologist will identify the object and tell you its approximate age. In return, they’ll photograph it and ask you where you found it. You’ll be helping them discover new archaeological sites, and may help them to preserve important sites endangered by climate change.

What’s The Point? Archaeology Show and Learn

Tuesday, August 22

From 10 am to 2 pm

Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre

339 Sandy Bay Road

East Port L'Hebert, Nova Scotia


Mattew Betts
Curator, Atlantic Provinces Archaeology
Canadian Museum of History

Katie Cottreau-Robins, PhD
Curator of Archaeology, Nova Scotia Museum