Construction site near Kamloops uncovers proof of 'pre-contact Indigenous habitation'
Archaeologists currently working at the site where a road is being moved and a new bridge is being built near the small community of Savona west of Kamloops have found a number of bones and stone tools including a fish knife.
"The Skeetchestn oral histories pointed to this place — before we found the site — as a place where people were camping and fishing up until 1870, when the mill and ranching really got going in this area," said Joanne Hammond, an archaeologist with Skeetchestn Natural Resources.
"What we found is the remains of a pre-contact Indigenous habitation, probably a fish camp. But the kinds of remains that we're finding suggest that a lot of different kinds of activities were going on here," she said.
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