Archaeologists are learning more about early life along the Bow River as they work to preserve historic resources affected by the 2013 floods in southern Alberta.
“In working to preserve vital archaeological resources impacted by the destructive southern Alberta floods, we are learning more about the lives of the First Peoples and their kinship with this land. Efforts to ensure this vital chapter of our collective history is not lost will help to create a greater awareness and understanding of our past for Albertans today and for generations to come.”
The McKinnon Flats project is part of Alberta Culture and Tourism’s efforts to address the impacts of the 2013 floods. Archaeologists and paleontologists have been exploring along riverbanks and areas affected by flooding in an effort to identify, preserve and protect Alberta’s archaeological and paleontological resources.
While the three-year project wraps up in 2016, the public is encouraged to report the discovery of any artifacts, bones or fossils uncovered by the flood through the province’s “Report a Find” program.