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August is Archaeology Month … can you dig it?

© TQ/Marc RenaudKnown for the quality of its promotional activities across Québec, Réseau Archéo-Québec has become the benchmark in archaeological outreach. With Archaeology Month, the network presents archaeology in an altogether original manner by combining it with cultural tourism and learning.

In August, kids and adults—greenhorns and long-time enthusiasts alike—are invited to explore the signs of more than 10,000 years of occupation on Québec’s territory through various activities to be held on archaeological sites. Don’t miss this opportunity to discover all aspects of this fascinating discipline. Are you interested in an archaeological dig? You can catch a glimpse of past human existence or witness history through unique objects. Or, if you prefer, attend stirring lectures delivered by specialists in the field. A world of discovery awaits you. 


 
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Parks Canada archaeologists have discovered extraordinary remains on the site of Samuel de Champlain’s farm in the Cap-Tourmente National Wildlife Area. Within one of the central buildings, artifacts have been found, in place, in the same condition as they were just a year before Québec was taken. The dig has unearthed a number of containers used to store foodstuffs, such as Norman earthenware receptacles, terra cotta terrines for everyday use and glass bottles.

Source : Archéo-Québec

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