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Archaeologists look to make BC Indigenous site an outdoor classroom – Vernon Morning Star
by ahnationtalk onDecember 3, 2018271 Views
The 2.4-hectare two-millennium old Ye’yumnuts village was the focus of fight to protect the site
Dec. 1, 2018
Eric McLay envisions kiosks, fencing, an outdoor classroom, interpretive signage and trails at the site of an ancient native village in Duncan, located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.
McLay, who is an archaeologist, and members of a number of other groups recently spent two weeks preparing the site, called the Ye’yumnuts village, to eventually become an outdoor classroom that will highlight the history of the 2,000 year-old settlement.
He said the project received a BC 150 grant that allowed the various groups involved in the project, which include Cowichan Tribes, Nature Trust of BC, the province, School District 79 and the Municipality of North Cowichan, to do further work to protect and prepare the site for continued work that is still in the planning stages.