Pinette 2012

One of our objectives last field season was to complete several archaeological survey and testing projects across the Island. Here are a few snapshots from our work in Pinette. We were hoping to find the site of one of the many Acadian homes that formed a village along the Pinette River in the mid-18th Century; however, soil probes and shovel tests fell short of helping us pinpoint a home.  PEI was experiencing a dry, hot summer, and the earth was baked solid, and therefore conditions were not very conducive to excavation.  That said, historical maps clearly depict the settlement in Pinette, and further work here would no doubt be very promising.

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