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Archaeology

Managing Archaeology


Overview

“Archaeological heritage — archaeological sites and artifacts and their relationship to the land and to each other — documents the lives of the people who have lived in Canada over the last 20 000 years.”

“Archaeological heritage is an essential element in the affirmation of our Canadian identity and a source of inspiration and knowledge. It is the policy of the Government of Canada to protect and manage this heritage.”

Archaeological Heritage Policy Framework,
Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa, 1990