2,000-year-old aboriginal camp unearthed in Ottawa
Published on November 27th, 2009 | by Admin1
The dig started in early November because a nearby construction project will disturb the site for about a year. The National Capital Commission and scientists working on the dig do not want the location disclosed because souvenir hunters might dig up the riverbank looking for artifacts.
The dig, which unearthed a camp about 80 metres long by perhaps 30 metres wide ended Thursday. Ian Badgley, an NCC archeologist, said the commission hopes the public will eventually be able to work on the Rideau River site and at other Ottawa Valley locations to promote greater awareness of the region’s prehistoric past.