The National Capital Commission dubbed August “Archeology Month” and has been holding a series of archeological digs anyone can sign up for. If you missed the first two, there’s one last chance to try it this week at Leamy Lake Park, from Aug. 21-26.
Via the NCC:
As part of Archeology Month, the National Capital Commission (NCC) invites you to take part in an archaeological dig this August. Participate in digs at Leamy Lake Park and Moore Farm, at sites where archaeologists are working to learn more about the pre-contact period (i.e. prior to the arrival of Europeans).
Leamy Lake Park contains the largest pre-contact archaeological site complex in the Outaouais Region. Most of the sites were occupied between 1,000 and 2,000 years ago. The artifact collections recovered from these sites provide important information about past Algonquin First Nations cultural adaptations in Canada’s Capital Region.
Due to the popularity of the digs, advance reservations are recommended, but are not required.
Please complete the registration form below, to help us plan this activity. One submission per participant.
This activity is geared toward adults and children age 10 and up. A simulated archaeological dig will also be offered for families with young children.
We recommend that you bring water and insect repellent, and wear a hat, long pants and closed-toe shoes with good treads, as a section of the trail to the dig site passes over rough terrain.
You can sign up on the NCC’s website.