Digging Acadian history

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Archaeological dig planned for 18th-century settlement

This Google map shows the Low Point Road. The pointer is not the exact location of the Pointe-aux-Vieux Archaeological site.

LOW POINT - The provincial archaeologist is hoping to unearth a pre-Deportation Acadian village Tuesday morning.
If the weather co-operates, Dr. Helen Kristmanson will lead the dig on the Low Point Road, between Port Hill and Lennox Island, at what the Province is calling the Pointe-aux-Vieux Archaeological Excavation site.
In July 2009, Kristmanson conducted preliminary work at the site and uncovered some promising findings.
"Some wonderful things were found," said Autumn Tremere, communications officer for Health and Wellness Minister Carolyn Bertram, minister responsible for archaeology. "It was found to be worthy of a full archaeological dig."
Among the findings were a foundation and a stone oven with ash still in it.
It's thought the Acadians settled at this location sometime in the early to mid 1700s.
Media are invited to view Tuesday's dig at 10:30 a.m. Check back tomorrow afternoon for more information on The Guardian website, or pick up Wednesday's print edition of The Guardian for the story and photos.

Organizations: Pointe-aux-Vieux Archaeological Excavation, The Guardian

Geographic location: Low Point Road, Port Hill

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  • Confused
    July 08, 2010 - 15:11

    Can anyone tell me why the minister for Health and Wellness is responsible for Archaeology?

  • Confused
    July 08, 2010 - 14:52

    Can anyone tell me why the minister for Health and Wellness is responsible for Archaeology?

  • Confused
    July 08, 2010 - 14:50

    Can anyone tell me why the minister for Health and Wellness is responsible for Archaeology?

  • Confused
    July 08, 2010 - 14:46

    Can anyone tell me why the minister for Health and Wellness is responsible for Archaeology?

  • Confused
    July 08, 2010 - 14:45

    Can anyone tell me why the minister for Health and Wellness is responsible for Archaeology?

  • Confused
    July 08, 2010 - 14:44

    Can anyone tell me why the minister for Health and Wellness is responsible for Archaeology?