Our second annual public archaeology program at Shubie Park in Dartmouth was a fantastic success! We were joined by forty-six participants of all ages to help us excavate a worker's cottage occupied during the first phase of construction of the Shubenacadie Canal, between 1826 and 1831. See our photo section for an album of dig photos, and check out the scoop in the news stories below:
In association with the Shubenacadie Canal Commission, we have arranged to continue holding annual public digs at Shubie Park in Dartmouth. We are also pursuing holding public digs in other locations in Nova Scotia. If you are interested, please consider becoming a member of IHNS. Members have first pick of spots on the dig, and are notified of upcoming events in advance of the general public. The dig is free to all participants thanks to materials supplied by Boreas Heritage Consultants, Davis MacIntyre & Associates Archaeological Consultants, IHNS, and the Shubenacadie Canal Commission, as well as professional archaeologists who have volunteered their time and energy to supervise the dig.