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Archaeological dig on island near Ucluelet unearths story of 4-thousand-year-old First Nations village – CHEK News

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 2018120 Views

July 17, 2018

Remains of a 4-thousand-year-old First Nations village are being unearthed in an archaeological dig.

As a team scrapes away layers of time and sifts through pounds of past, Keith Island is revealing its long-buried story as a Tseshaht settlement.

“This is their history book, this is the first edition and its the only copy,” said Denis St. Claire of the Tseshaht First Nation.

“We must make sure it doesn’t get thrown on the bonfire you know.”

The project is a team effort, uniting the Tseshaht First Nation, Parks Canada, UVic’s Archaeology Department and the Bamfield Marine Centre.

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