Public Archaeology Event

Have you ever discovered an ancient “artifact” on the beach or in the ground? Would you like to learn about what you’ve found? Archaeologists from the Canadian Museum of History, the Nova Scotia Museum, and the Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative in collaboration with experts from Acadia First Nation, are on the South, Yarmouth, and Acadian shores of Nova Scotia searching for endangered archaeological sites, and you can help.

Bring your found items to the Yarmouth County Museum on Saturday, August 17th from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. An archaeologist will identify the object and tell you its approximate age. In return, they’ll photograph it and ask you where you found it. You’ll be helping them discover new archaeological sites, and may help them to preserve important sites endangered by climate change.

What’s The Point? Archaeology Show and Learn
Saturday, August 17th
From 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Yarmouth County Museum
22 Collins St, Yarmouth, NS B5A 3C8

–¬ 30 –¬


Matthew Betts
Curator, Atlantic Provinces Archaeology
Canadian Museum of History

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