Archaeological study of Allandale train lands continues with trenching and screening of soil

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The City of Barrie, together with the Huron-Wendat Nation and the Williams Treaty First Nation communities, is making further progress on the archaeological study of the historic Allandale Station lands.
As the Stage 4 archaeology study continues, the City and partners are beginning further assessment and burial site investigation.
Work has recently begun to start mechanical trenching and screening of soil from the trenches located in the north and northwest of the station buildings. This will help identify the limits of any human remains in the area. The Huron-Wendat Nation are supportive of this strategy and consistent with prior phases of the work, have assigned a monitor to assist with the fieldwork. The Williams Treaty First Nation have been advised of this work as well.
Mechanical trenching means that heavy equipment will be used, but all soil will still be screened for any artifacts or remains. This work will take approximately four weeks. As always, First Nations partners are given the opportunity to monitor the activity at the site and provide guidance.
For more information about the project, visit barrie.ca/Living/projects.  

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