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Government House National Historic Site of Canada (N.L.) MacLaren Pond interpretation program at Fundy National Park of Canada (N.B.)
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Thanks to technology, you can now explore archaeology with a mouse instead of a trowel. The following Internet sites can be useful online resources for teachers, children or the public at large. Though they range from several paragraphs to online archaeological excavations, the one thing they have in common is that archaeology is only a click, scroll and jump away.

Please note:The Internet sites listed below include information on archaeology at Parks Canada as well as other heritage areas.

  • Footprints Through Time  
    The web site presents an unusual archaeological discovery and the process of documentation of two of the rarest finds in North American archaeology; intact footprints of a human being and of a bison, found in 2008 during the archaeological excavations at the future site of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The museum is located near The Forks National Historic Sites of Canada. The website highlights a great deal of information obtained by archaeologists through scientific analysis.

  • Archaeology: A Step Back in Time, Grassy Island Experience
    Information on the science of archaeology in general as well as specific information on archaeological excavations at Grassy Island National Historic Site in Canso, Nova Scotia.

  • Discovering the Ancient House
    Information on the discovery of the ancient village of Xá:ytem in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, that dates back 9000 years.

  • Archaeology at The Fortress of Louisbourg
    Section of the digital collection of the Fortress of Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. Information about archaeology as a discipline, underwater archaeology and archaeological excavations at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

  • Coast Salish Collections: Archaeology and Ethnology of the Gulf of Georgia
    Information on archaeological objects retrieved from excavations and ield work done in the Gulf of Georgia region in British Columbia.

  • Vikings Discovery and Landing at L'Anse aux Meadows
    Information on the discovery, excavation, history and reconstruction of the Viking settlement at the L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site in Newfoundland.

  • Land of the Spirits Online Exhibit
    This online exhibit provides a wealth of information on archaeological excavationsresearch along the Bonnechere River in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario. The presentationIt features simulated interactive archaeological excavation and an extensive online collections of archaeological objectsdigital artifact collections.

  • Echoes from the past
    Prehistoric archaeology in Quebec offers a way of uncovering traces of the past that are often hidden beneath the surface. Researchers seek to understand the customs and ways of life of the men, women and children who once lived in this territory and adapted to their natural surroundings and social milieu in order to survive. Discovering our roots is a voyage back in time, our eyes caught by the stories told by the landscape.