Toby Site Delineation and Collection

Project Background

In March of 2014, Davis MacIntyre & Associates Ltd. assessed six parcels of land to be transferred from Crown to private ownership in King’s County. A Mi'kmaw archaeological site is known abutting or overlapping with the study area (the Toby Site). 

Key Findings

A surface scatter of over 2,300 lithic artifacts was present during the reconnaissance, and so a collection grid was established and visible material was gathered for both spatial and laboratory analysis.  The artifacts were analyzed and deposited with the Nova Scotia Museum, as per provincial standards and guidelines. Although the artifacts were found on private land, by law archaeological sites belong to all of us, and as such the site was carefully recorded and the report and artifacts turned over to the museum so that others can learn about this site.