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Erosion Threatens Canada’s Coastal Sites

Monday, October 07, 2013

EASTPORT, NEWFOUNDLAND--Coastal erosion threatens 130 archaeological sites in Newfoundland and Labrador, including the largest known coastal Beothuk settlement. “I’ve made annual trips here since then and we’ve patched up some of the structures, but basically it’s been myself and one person, one volunteer pretty much, and we can’t keep pace with it,” said archaeologist Laurie McLean of the Burnside Heritage Foundation. Popular tourist sites are more likely to win grant money for preservation efforts.