Excursion to The Landscape of Grand Pré World Heritage Site

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Join Archaeologist Jonathan Fowler for a day trip to the beautiful Annapolis Valley, where we will explore distinctive landscape features associated with 17th century French colonial agricultural routines, most notably the expansive dykelands of the Grand Pré Marsh. We will visit sites of previous and ongoing archaeological investigations related to Aboriginal, French, and New England populations, meet the operators of the oldest Fair Trade Coffee roaster in Canada, and tour the recently established Centre for Small Farms. This day of casual conversation and exploration will touch on science, folklore, landscape, and heritage, and will include a whistle stop at one (if not more) of the region’s wineries.

Departure from the Lord Nelson Hotel: 8:30am
Return to the Lord Nelson Hotel: 4pm
Cost: $20 per person

Lunch and snacks are not included but you will have ample opportunity to gather if not hunt.

To register or for more information email: anthropology@smu.ca

About your guide: Jonathan Fowler teaches in the Anthropology Department at Saint Mary’s University. Since 2001 he has taught an annual archaeological field school at Grand-Pré National Historic Site, and his research has contributed to the successful effort to have The Landscape of Grand Pré inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. His research interests include landscape, materiality, critical heritage studies, and archaeological geophysics.