|That's me on the right and the archaeologist who we met on the trail.|
The following was taken from the Mi'kmaq Debert website and from information learned in our conversation. This dig is considered to be one of the most significant archaeological sites in North America and they have unearthed over 7000 artifacts to date.
The current site at Debert was uncovered in 1948 by E. S. Eaton. There was a military camp in the area during WWII and it was a major area for materials that were leaving Halifax for Britain. The site was discovered as a result of the activity and disruption of the soil at that time. The site was excavated in 1960 under the direction of the Museum of Canada, the Nova Scotia Museum and the Robert S. Peabody Foundation out of Andover, MA. Over 4500 artifacts were uncovered at that time and are currently being held at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa.