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Association of Manitoba Archaeologists __ Learn about the organization, membership, goals and accomplishments. - From -

Brockinton Archaeological Site __ "The Brockinton archaeological site, also known as the Brockinton Indian Sites National Historic Site of Canada, is located along the valley wall of the SOURIS RIVER of southwestern Manitoba."  A brief article. - From -

The Forks National Historic Site Winnipeg Manitoba Canada __ "Evidence found during archaeological digs has proven that aboriginal people were using the site of the Forks as a stopping and meeting place as early as 4000 BC."  A general overview of this tourist attraction. - From -

A Glossary of Manitoba Archaeology __ "A Glossary of Manitoba Prehistoric Archaeology -

Linear Mounds Archaeological Site __ "The linear mounds consist of two distinctive earthen ridges with circular tumuli (rounded earthen grave mounds) at each end that enclose sub-surface burial chambers."  A brief overview. - From - 

Manitoba Archaeological Society __ A brief look at aims and objectives. - From University of Manitoba -

Manitoba Culture History and Archaeology __ Collection of resources about Manitoba archaeology. - From -

Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site No. 1 __ From here continue through a series of pages and illustrations about Manitoba historic and archaeological sites. - illustrated - From Gov. of Manitoba -

Palaeoindian - Introduction __ About the paleoindian cultures of Manitoba. The paleo culture existed about 12,000 years ago. - illustrated - From Manitoba Archaeological Society -


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New Brunswick

Education __ An overview of public education about archaeology provided by the New Brunswick government. - From Government of New Brunswick - 

New Brunswick Chapter of Archaeological Institute of America __ Learn about this organization, goals and accomplishments. - From -  

New Brunswick Culture History and Archaeology __ Collection of resources about New Brunswick history and archaeology. - From -

Teacher's Cove __ "An extensive shell-midden deposit represents over 2000 years of human habitation. The site was inhabited at different times in the past, both year-round and as a seasonal camp."  A brief article. - From -


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Newfoundland & Labrador 


...The Boyd's Cove Beothuk Site: Newfoundland and... __ "The Boyd's Cove site lies in eastern Notre Dame Bay on the island of Newfoundland's northeast coast." - archaeological research into the lives of the Beothuk people of Newfoundland - illustrated - From Memorial University of Newfoundland -

Boyd's Cove __ "Boyd's Cove, in eastern NOTRE DAME BAY, Newfoundland, has been occupied intermittently for about 2000 years. BEOTHUK pit houses dating from the late 17th or the early 18th century have yielded stone tools lying nearby European artifacts."  A brief overview. - From -

The Colony of Avalon Foundation __ Learn about a non-profit charitable organization created to investigate, preserve, interpret, and develop the remains of the original 17th-century Colony of Avalon. - illustrated - From -

Ferryland Archaeological Site __ "The first known permanent settlement at Ferryland was founded in 1621 by Captain Edward Wynne on behalf of Sir George CALVERT who later became the first Lord Baltimore. At least eleven structures dating from the Calvert period at Ferryland (1621-1638) have been revealed."  A brief article. - From -

Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador - Archaeology ... __ Overview and introduction to archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador. - photos and other illustrations - From Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador - 


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Northwest Territories


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Nova Scotia 

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 -

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 - 

Archaeology Digs Historic settlement at Musquodoboit Harbour, part 2 __ the follow up and results of the previous one. - From -

Archaeology in Nova Scotia - Site Pages __ You will find a list of individual archaeological sites and the links to them. - From Nova Scotia Museum -  

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 -  

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 -

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Agawa Pictograph Site __ "One of the most famous pictograph sites in Canada is found in AGAWA BAY, within LAKE SUPERIOR PROVINCIAL PARK. The site's name in OJIBWA is Mazinaubikiniguning, which means "the adorned rock on Agawa Lake."  A brief article. - From -

Archaeological Predictive Modelling __ Find out what archaeological predictive modelling is and how it applies to Ontario's forests. - photos and other illustrations - From Woodland Heritage Services -

The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation __ Learn about Archaeology in Kingston and Eastern Ontario, Canada. - illustrated - From -

Museum of Ontario Archaeology __ "The Museum of Ontario Archaeology is a unique Canadian museum devoted to the study, display, and interpretation of the human occupation of Southwestern Ontario over the past 11,000 years."  Exhibits, programs, maps, volunteer information, more. - illustrated - From -

Ontario Archaeology Articles Database __ Search through dozens of articles related to Ontario archaeology. - From -

The Ontario Archaeology Index __ "The Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote research and education about Ontario's prehistoric, pre-contact, and historical past as revealed in the material record."  You will find an index of archaeological resources for Ontario as well as other North American locations. - From -

Ontario Archaeological Society __ These are the home pages of the Ontario Archaeological Society. -

Rainy River Burial Mounds __ "The Rainy River Burial Mounds archaeological sites are located on the Canadian bank of the Rainy River in Ontario. They were built by the Laurel and Blackduck peoples between the early Christian era and the early historic period."  A brief article. - From -

Welcome to Old Kennaway __ Kennaway was a settlement in Haliburton County, Ontario. It began around 1860 and was abandoned in the 1930's. Learn about historical archaeology and the research at Kennaway. - illustrated - From University of Toronto -

Welcome To The Hamilton Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society __ Local chapter news, job opportunities, education and more. - From Hamilton Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society -

Welcome to the Hamilton-Scourge Website __ About archaeological research on two ships that sank in Lake Ontario in 1813. - illustrated - From City of Hamilton -

Welcome to the London Museum of Archaeology __ "The London Museum of Archaeology is a unique Canadian museum devoted to the study, display, and interpretation of the human occupation of Southwestern Ontario over the past 11,000 years. The Museum is located beside the Lawson Prehistoric Indian Village, a site occupied by the Neutral Indians in the 15th century A.D." You will find services, activities, displays, and events offered by the museum. - illustrated - From London Museum of Archaeology - 

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Prince Edward Island 

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Canadian Archaeological Association __ This article is about an agreement negotiated by Northern Quebec Inuit Association Montreal dealing with archaeological activity in the Quebec arctic regions. - From Canadian Archaeological Association -

Echoes from the Past __ A history of archaeology in Quebec along with site locations, artifacts, and much more.  Flash Player needed for some of the visuals and galleries. - illustrated - From -

Intendant's Palace Archaeological Site __ "The site of the INTENDANT's Palace is in the Lower Town of Québec City below the Côte du Palais. In 1971 an exploratory survey confirmed the presence of ancient remains under the buildings of the Dow Brewery, which had just been demolished."  A brief article. - From -

Once in French America __ This is a review of a history and archaeological exhibit, mostly about Quebec. You will find articles and other resources. - illustrated - From - 

Phips Ship __ "A sunken ship in the St. Lawrence River has been identified as one of four vessels from Massachusetts lost after an ill-fated attack on Quebec City in 1690. Found half-buried in sand near the town of Baie Trinitie, Quebec, the ship is believed to have carried soldiers from Dorchester, Massachusetts."  A brief article. - From Archaeological Institute of America -  

Presentation and Interpretation / URBO __ "Quebec City is one of the richest and most diverse archaeological sites in Canada. Though its role has altered in its near 400 years of life, it has always been at the centre of development within its region. As a capital city first of New France, later of the United Canadas, Lower Canada and finally Quebec province, its political institutions have left a substantial legacy;..." You will find an interesting presentation. - From Organization of World Heritage Cities - 

Quebec Culture History and Archaeology __ Collection of resources about Quebec archaeology and history. - From -


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Aboriginal History Unit: Neat Stuff - Archaeology __ "It's a little known fact that, in Saskatchewan, First Nations people made pottery for almost 2000 years before European traders arrived with copper and iron pots." You will find a series of notes and brief looks at prehistoric pottery. - illustrated - from -

Aboriginal Rock Art __ You will find information about Saskatchewan rock art, locations,  reproductions of rock art and much more. - illustrated - From -

Gray Burial Site __ "The Gray Burial Site, which is about 5000 years old, was declared a National Historic Site in 1973 because it is one of the oldest burial sites in the Plains."  A brief article. - From - 

A Handbook For Teaching Archaeology In Saskatchewan Schools __ Full online text with click-to-read chapters. - From - 

Saskatchewan Archaeological Society __ "Voluntary archaeological organization promoting public education and research, and advocating for conservation." - From -

Saskatchewan Culture History and Archaeology __ Collection of resources about Saskatchewan archaeology and history. - From -  

Stanley Mission excavation site __ Here are a few reports about research at Stanley Mission in a diary format. Good reading. Use links at bottom of page for additional reports. - illustrated - from -

Wanuskewin Heritage Park __ "For more than 6,000 years, the land that's now Wanuskewin Heritage Park was a hunting and occasional wintering ground frequented by a half dozen Indian tribes of the Northern Plains."  Learn about the history and archaeology of this wonderful place. - illustrated - From -


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