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Archaeological Land Trust of Nova Scotia __ "To work with landowners, heritage groups, individuals, corporations and governments to permanently and meaningfully protect lands containing significant archaeological resources in Nova Scotia..."  An overview including projects and more. - illustrated - From altns.ca - http://www.altns.ca/

Archeological site on Ingonish Island dates back thousands of years __ "Over a period of two summer seasons (1975 & 1976) an archeologist from St. FX University in Antigonish excavated a prehistoric archeological site on Ingonish Island that dates back at least 7,000 years."  A brief news article. - From capebretonpost.com - http://www.capebretonpost.com/Opinion/Columns/1969-12-31/article-2049686/Archeological-site-on-Ingonish-Island-dates-back-thousands-of-years/1

Archaeology Digs Historic Settlement at Musquodoboit Harbour, part 1 __ "Through the month of October 1999 and into the next millennium, the Musquodoboit Harbour Heritage Society will be intensively exploring the history of "Mousquodabouet", an Acadian/Mi’kmaq settlement that existed in the vicinity of Musquodoboit Harbour in the late 1600s and early 1700s." - From highway7.com - http://www.highway7.com/t_history/history_9910_mikesandersdigsarchaeology.html 

Archaeology Digs Historic settlement at Musquodoboit Harbour, part 2 __ the follow up and results of the previous one. - From highway7.com - http://www.highway7.com/t_history/history_9912_mikesandersdigsarchaeology2.html

Archaeology - Government of Nova Scotia __ Learn about the guidelines and permits needed for archaeological research in Nova Scotia. - From gov.ns.ca -http://www.gov.ns.ca/cch/exploring/archaeology/  

 

Archaeology in Nova Scotia - Site Pages __ You will find a list of individual archaeological sites and the links to them. - From Nova Scotia Museum - http://museum.gov.ns.ca/arch/sites.htm  

Birchtown Archaeology __ Material Cultural History of Nova Scotia's Black Loyalist Settlers __ A great site dealing with the archaeology of a Black Loyalist community in Nova Scotia. - illustrated - From Black Loyalist Heritage Society - http://museum.gov.ns.ca/arch/sites/btown/index.html

Central Trust Site, Halifax Ceramics from the Eighteenth Century __ "During construction of the Central Trust Tower in downtown Halifax in 1984, structural debris and numerous eighteenth century artifacts were uncovered. Most of the site was already heavily damaged before archaeologists were contacted."  research report and ceramic galleries. - illustrated - From gov.ns.ca - http://museum.gov.ns.ca/arch/sites/central/ctintro.htm 

Debert and Belmont Paleoindian Sites __ "The Debert archaeological site was discovered near the city of Debert in north-central NOVA SCOTIA in 1948, and excavated between 1962 and 1964. It is the oldest and best recorded PALEOINDIAN site found in Atlantic Canada to this day."  A brief article. - From thecanadianencyclopedia.com - http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002193

Dendroarchaeology in Southwestern Nova Scotia __ "Dendrochronology studies in Atlantic Canada are rare partly because old-growth forests are
scarce making it difficult to establish multiple-century tree-ring chronologies. One approach to overcome this problem is to use tree-ring records found in the wood of historical structures."  Detailed report.  A PDF file. - illustrated - From mta.ca - http://www.mta.ca/madlab/andre.pdf

E'se'get Archaeology Project __ "Since 2008, researchers from the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) have searched the South Shore of Nova Scotia for special kinds of archaeological sites, known as shell middens. Essentially ancient refuse heaps, these middens form in locations where clams, mussels and oysters were intensively collected and eaten by prehistoric Mi’kmaq."  A good report about this research. - illustrated - From civilization.ca - http://www.civilization.ca/research-and-collections/research/blogs/eseget-archaeology-project/ 

 

Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia __ Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments.  "IHNS is in the process of developing the Survey of Industrial Archaeology in Nova Scotia (SIANS), an ongoing community effort to create a database of sites with contributions from interested individuals and Government." - illustrated - From industrialheritagens.ca - http://www.industrialheritagens.ca/  

Nova Scotia Archaeology Society __ "The Nova Scotia Archaeology Society (NSAS) was formed in 1987 in response to a growing interest in the Province's heritage resources."  Learn about the organization, membership information, goals and accomplishments. - From novascotiaarchaeologysociety.com - http://www.novascotiaarchaeologysociety.com/

Nova Scotia Culture History and Archaeology __ "Culture history, archaeological sites, and other information related to the past of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia."  Links to additional resources too. - From about.com - http://archaeology.about.com/od/novascotia/Nova_Scotia_Culture_History_and_Archaeology.htm 

Nova Scotia Museum's Archaeology site __ "Over the past 11,000 years, the area we know today as Nova Scotia has been settled by many different groups of people. Archaeology in Nova Scotia provides a glimpse into this history."  Goals, accomplishments, resources and more. - illustrated - From museum.gov.ns.ca - http://museum.gov.ns.ca/arch/

Port Toulouse Archaeological Site __ "Port Toulouse Archaeological Site, Borden Number BjCf-03 was archaeologically surveyed in 1985, and is situated mostly within the boundaries of Battery Provincial Park, near St. Peter's in southwestern Cape Breton. Port Toulouse village consisted of a string of buildings along the shore of St. Peter's Bay, and was created in 1716 by settlers from other Acadian areas that had been transferred to British authority by the Treaty Utrecht."  A detailed look. - illustrated - From historicplaces.ca - http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=7010   

Protecting Archaeological and Historical Sites and Artifacts __ Learn about the importance of the preservation of the past and why you can't keep what you find. - illustrated - From the Nova Scotia Museum - http://museum.gov.ns.ca/arch/arcintro.htm

Uniake Estate __ Part of the country estate of Attorney-General Richard John Uniacke, built between 1813 and 1815, the estate has been the focus of archaeological excavation by the Nova Scotia Museum. - illustrated - From gov.ns.ca - http://museum.gov.ns.ca/uemp/en/home/default.aspx 

 

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