The location of the late 1700s homestead at Stanhope was revealed in 2008, when the remnants of an old garbage pile was discovered. Parks Canada staff and the local historical society, about 30 people in all, hope to get a good look at the foundation this week.
“We really don’t know what the structure was like,” Parks Canada archeologist Rob Ferguson said Monday.
“The cellar is large, it could have a stone floor, could have a wooden floor, could have an earth floor.”
The first day of digging also revealed small artifacts: a piece of window glass and a small piece of ceramic with a blue decoration.