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Heiltsuk First Nation village among oldest in North America: Archeologists

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Triquet Island at low tide. Photo: North Sound Sea Kayaking Association.

by Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun, March 28, 2017

A Heiltsuk village site on B.C.’s mid-coast is three times as old as the Great Pyramid at Giza and among the oldest human settlements in North America, according to researchers at the Hakai Institute.

The excavation on Triquet Island has already produced extremely rare artifacts, including a wooden projectile-launching device called an atlatl, compound fish hooks and a hand drill used for lighting fires, said Alisha Gauvreau, a PhD student at the University of Victoria.  Read the rest of this entry

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Police evict, arrest Algonquin protesters at Gatineau archeological site

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Gatineau obtains court order against Algonquins occupying archeological site

Gatineau camp 1By Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, Sept 18, 2014
The city of Gatineau, Que., has obtained a court order against protestors occupying a construction site where archeologists discovered thousand year-old artifacts.

The leader of the group, Roger Fleury, who says he’s chief for off-reserve Fort Colunge Algonquins, is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

Fleury has vowed to stay at the occupied site, no matter what the city does. Read the rest of this entry