Historic Indigenous artifacts found near Calgary park

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The City of Calgary will show off some artifacts unearthed recently near Fort Calgary.

In a news release Thursday morning, Excavation crews redeveloping Jack Long Park east of Fort Calgary discovered a number of historic items including `` First Nations firecracked rock, bones and possible tipi rings dating before settlers arrived in this part of the country``

Crews also discovered signs of those early settlers; with items such as ceramic pieces, tin glass and a hand forged nail.

Jack Long Park is in one of the oldest areas in Calgary.

A Historic Resource Impact Assessment is now underway at the sight, which is required by law.


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