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Island archaeology book wins national award

Erin Mundy, from left, Helen Kristmanson, Roberta MacLean and Premier Wade MacLauchlan pose with Archaeology in Action.
Erin Mundy, from left, Helen Kristmanson, Roberta MacLean and Premier Wade MacLauchlan pose with Archaeology in Action. - Submitted

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – An activity book that invites children to discover P.E.I. archaeology has received national recognition.

The Canadian Archaeological Association named the provincial government’s Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat the recipient of its 2018 Public Communications Award for producing the book Archaeology in Action. The booklet takes its young readers through three case studies in Prince Edward Island.

“The Canadian Archaeological Association’s Public Communications Awards Committee identified Archaeology in Action as a clearly written, engaging and immediately accessible publication for young children that highlights the public communications mandate of the CAA,” said Jennifer Campbell, vice-president of the Canadian Archaeology Association.

The book was edited by provincial archaeologist Helen Kristmanson and authored by staff archaeologist Erin Mundy, summer student Rebecca Blakeney and illustrated by local artist Liam McKenna.

To receive a free copy of Archaeology in Action, contact the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat at tlpower@gov.pe.ca or 902-368-6895.

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