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For almost two decades, in conjunction with the Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) Ottawa Chapter, the Friends have hosted various public archaeological workshops, digs and conferences in and around Bonnechere Park.

Archaeology is the study of the physical remains of past human cultures. At Bonnechere, the focus is on historic archaeology which encompases the period following the first European contact with Natives -- or subsequent to the arrival of Samuel de Champlain in the Ottawa Valley -- post-1600 more or less. View Bonnechere Timeline.

Archaeology Day
2019: Saturday July 13
10:00 am to 2pm: Hands-on Actitivies

Celebrate the history of archaeology in and around Bonnechere Park. At the pot-building station participants are guided through the process of creating a coil pot of their own. The showcase will feature artifacts recovered at various local archaeological excavations over the past 20 years. Guest speakers will provide further insight.

photo of two girls making clay pots



Since its inception, the FBP has developed strong relationships with several like-minded people and organizations who share in our vision to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Little Bonnechere. One of our most willing and capable partners in this quest has been the OAS Ottawa Chapter.

Let us know if you would like to book a school trip based on this program.