The Logging Life
Rory's account of Back to Basin
You Dig It?
For almost two decades, in conjunction with the Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) Ottawa
Chapter, the Friends have hosted various public archaeological workshops,
digs and conferences in and around Bonnechere Park.
Archaeology is the study of the physical remains of
past human cultures. At Bonnechere, the focus is on historic archaeology
which encompases the period following the first European contact with
Natives -- or subsequent to the arrival of Samuel de Champlain in the
Ottawa Valley -- post-1600 more or less. View
2016: Saturday July 9
10:00 am to 2pm: Hands-on Actitivies
Join us for a mock archaeology excavation where children play the role of an archaeologist. There is also a coil pot building station where participants are guided through the process and end up with a pot of their own to take home. Watch low-tech fire starting demonstrations at several points throughout the morning.
Since its inception, the FBP has developed
strong relationships with several like-minded people and organizations
who share in our vision to preserve the natural and cultural heritage
of the Little Bonnechere. One of our most willing and capable partners
in this quest has been the OAS Ottawa Chapter.
Let us know if you would like to book
a school trip based on