The City is committed to conserving and celebrating our heritage
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.
⚠️HISTORICAL ALERT⚠️: the Jack Long Park development has uncovered artifacts from pre-contact First Nations & historic items from #yyc's past. Don't miss this one day only tour.— City of Calgary (@cityofcalgary) May 27, 2019
📍: Alexandria Society gym, Inglewood
🗓️: Thurs, May 30, 10am
👥: first 40 people to arrive & sign in pic.twitter.com/qQRIdsiF7A