130 Canadian archaeological sites threatened by erosion

Published on October 17th, 2013 | by Admin



130 archaeological sites in Newfoundland and Labrador are in danger due to coastal erosion.

About 20 to 30 centimetres of the shore has disappeared in the last few years, and the erosion has archeologist Laurie McLean concerned.

“By the time I get back here next year, this is not going to be here, right … and any artifacts that are contained within here are going to be wherever,” said McLean.

The artifacts come from six distinct cultural groups which called the shoreline home over several millennia, including the largest known coastal Beothuk settlement.

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Story: CBC News | Photo: CBC

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