Are you interested in taking part in an archaeological dig close to home? Join the National Capital Commission (NCC) and participate one of the public digs in nearby Vincent Massey Park as part of 10th edition of Archaeology Month, which runs from August 1 to 31, 2014.
Excavation of a Pre-Contact Archaeological Site: Sat. August 23 and Sun. August 24, 2014
Situated at an ancient portage on the Rideau River, the site was used by groups in the Archaic period some 4,000 years ago. However, principal occupation of the site dates to roughly 800 CE. The activity will be directed by an NCC archaeologist, who will provide interpretation of the site.
Location: Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa, Ontario (parking available in the lot off Heron Road, near the intersection with Riverside Drive)
Schedule: Saturday, August 23, 9 am to 5 pm; Sunday, August 24, 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: Free (admission and activity)
Information: Ian Badgley, archaeologist, NCC (613-239-5678, ext. 5751)
Note: Additional excavations may take place at the site, on request, between August 18 and 22. Please contact Ian Badgley for more information.