Can you dig it?

Visi­tors in­vited to take part in a dig

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HOT ONLINE - BY STEVE SHARRATT

It’s un­likely you’ll find gold dou­bloons or Span­ish trea­sure, but dig­gers might dis­cover shards of glass or old crock­ery this sum­mer.

That’s what awaits all vol­un­teers who want to take in a lit­tle ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sleuthing here next month.

It’s called public ar­chae­ol­ogy and will be a high­light at Three Rivers Roma na­tional his­toric site when a sum­mer dig is con­ducted on a 19th cen­tury Scot­tish farm­house.

Or­ga­niz­ers say Is­lan­ders and visi­tors alike can take part in the ex­pe­ri­ence from July 6 to 10.

“In­ter­ested in­di­vid­u­als are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate first hand in the re­search and doc­u­men­ta­tion of the history of Bru­denell Point,” says vol­un­teer board mem­ber Gor­don Cobb. “They will learn about ar­chae­o­log­i­cal meth­ods and pro­cesses in an en­gag­ing and ac­ces­si­ble way.”

In­ter­ested vol­un­teers should con­tact Pro­vin­cial Ar­chae­ol­o­gist Dr. He­len Krist­man­son, Di­rec­tor, Abo­rig­i­nal Af­fairs and Ar­chae­ol­ogy, at hekrist­man­son@ or 902-368-6895.

STEVE SHARRATT/THE GUARDIAN

Three Rivers Roma na­tional his­toric site and sum­mer tour guide Tara Llewellyn are look­ing for bud­ding dig­gers to join an ar­chae­o­log­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence this sum­mer.

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