Archeologists closer to telling Acadians' tale
An archeological dig in Grand-Pré is digging deeper into the history of the early European occupation of Nova Scotia.
Aaron Taylor, a grad student from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, has been working with others to find bits and pieces of clues in a mystery of the Acadian people expelled by the English in 1755.
There is now evidence that English immigrants from Connecticut probably built new homes on old Acadian stone foundations just a few years following the expulsion.
Each artifact that is found is taken to Saint Mary's University where it is being analyzed to find out who owned it, how old it is and what its purpose was.
Lots of pieces of pottery, coins, musket balls, and tobacco pipes are all pieces of the history of the small Annapolis Valley town that's been defined by stories such as the myth of Evangeline....
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