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Vancouver B.C. development on ancient First Nations burial and archaeological site (Native America, Discovered and Conquered)

An interesting history-related post from Native America, Discovered and Conquered:

The Vancouver Sun reports on the future of a development in that city that is up in the air because it is being built on what is likely a native burial site.  The Musqueam First Nation is protesting further development and some community members are preventing access to the site.

The development sits on the Marpole midden, an old Musqueam village site that band manager Ken McGregor described as one of the largest and most significant archeological sites in North America.

Archeologist Lan Ham, who works with the Musqueam, said the area was a very important Musqueam settlement pre-contact. The abundance of artifacts, including beads and carvings, is ...

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