2013/08/19


Les activités de fouilles archéologiques de retour au parc national de Plaisance


L’équipe du parc national de Plaisance, en collaboration avec le  Ministère de la Culture et des Communications, invite la population à participer à de véritables fouilles archéologiques qui auront lieu sur le territoire du parc.
Le site expose les vestiges d’une habitation de la seigneurie de la Petite-Nation datant du début du 19e siècle et possiblement l’emplacement d’un poste de traite datant de la première moitié du 18e siècle. Une expérience unique à vivre dans la région!

Quand : du 7 août au 1er septembre 2013 (les activités se dérouleront du mercredi au dimanche).

Durée : l’activité de fouille encadrée par des archéologues dure 3 heures. Nous formons des groupes de 12 personnes maximum. Horaire des groupes : 9 h à 12 h et 13 h à 16 h.

Pour qui : l’âge minimal est de 12 ans. Jusqu’à 16 ans, le jeune doit être accompagné d’un adulte.

Coût : gratuit (autorisation d’accès au parc nécessaire).

Les places sont limitées. Pour participer, vous devez réserver au 819 775-3529.

2010/03/12

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2010/01/30


Large petroglyph in Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada

A little digging around suggests this boulder was discovered in 1923 in the Lone Cabin Creek area of the middle Fraser River, just south of the Gang Ranch. It was moved to Stanley Park in 1926.

2009/05/18

Ivory Venus Figurine From The Swabian Jura Rewrites Prehistory



ScienceDaily (May 14, 2009) — The 2008 excavations at Hohle Fels Cave in the Swabian Jura of southwestern Germany recovered a female figurine carved from mammoth ivory from the basal Aurignacian deposit.


This figurine, which is the earliest depiction of a human, and one of the oldest known examples of figurative art worldwide, was made at least 35,000 years ago. This discovery radically changes our views of the context and meaning of the earliest Paleolithic art.

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2008/12/13

Just in time for the shopping season



A store that operated in the 1800s has been unearthed at what is now Boyds Corner northeast of Middletown. According to transportation department officials, store owner John Boyd, who emigrated from Ireland to Delaware in 1791, bought the site from his father-in-law, Thomas Read, in 1812.



The officials are not sure when he built and began operating the store, but an 1849 map identifies his shop at that location.


In addition to the child's marble, items that workers have uncovered include a suspender buckle, gun flints, a wrought-iron nail, a sleigh bell, shards from a stoneware milk pan, broken pieces of ceramic pottery and a kettle hook.



2008/06/27

Prehistoric human skull found at Isle of Man Airport



A PREHISTORIC human skull dating back 5,000 years together with remains relating to a Neolithic house have been discovered during works on the runway extension project at Ronaldsway. Excavations looking west Experts from Oxford Archaeology called in to carry out the excavation have described the finds as being of 'national and possibly European significance'.


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2008/06/21

Ancient Fort Opens New Chapter In First Nations' History




A fortified village that pre-dates European arrival in Western Canada and is the only one of its kind discovered on the Canadian plains is yielding intriguing evidence of an unknown First Nations group settling on the prairies and is rekindling new ties between the Siksika Nation (Blackfoot) and aboriginal groups in the United States.

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