Fortress Louisbourg bodies

There’s an unusual archaeological dig underway this summer near Fortress Louisbourg.

Anthropology students from U-N-B are recovering the remains of about a thousand bodies buried near the Fortress because the land there is eroding.  They are also recovering artifacts from the 18th century buried with them.

Parks Canada says the remains will be taken to U-N-B for further analysis while another burying place is found for them.