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Indigenous archeologist unearthing her ancestors’ legacy on the land

As crews work, they call out Roberts any time they uncover anything that might be significant — especially if they spot signs of a shell midden. Shellfish remnants and other materials deposited in middens are valuable evidence of former Indigenous communities, and are archeological caches that can also include animal bones, artifacts or tools and even human remains. And so far, Roberts has struck gold.

Read more in BC Local New, Nov. 2019