Yellowknife Bay Archaeology Project

Glen MacKay (NWT Archaeologist’s Permit 2015-009)

In 2015, Glen MacKay from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) continued an archaeological survey of the Yellowknife Bay area in collaboration with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. The goal of the project is to record archaeological sites in and around Yellowknife Bay, which will facilitate their protection when land use activities are proposed in the area, and to learn more about the culture history of the region.

Very little survey work was completed under this permit in 2015. Several small lithic scatters and a historic camp were documented along the Yellowknife River. The historic camp consists of the scattered remains of a cabin and associated structures. Sarah Bannon, Julie Buysse, and Kaylee Woldum (summer student) from the PWNHC helped with the survey work.

(Edited by Shelley Crouch, Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre)