Student Blog — Connecting to the past

Janet shares a moment that really brought the past to life for her. — Kate

I began working on the pre-contact Indigenous site the week of May 15. One day I heard some of the members of the Indigenous group who were also working there, discussing what the site might have been used for. One speculated that it might have been a hunting camp. His friend agreed that it would be a good place to hunt deer and that one could build a blind. The first one said that with the slope in the ground, one wouldn’t need a blind, but could simply lie in wait for deer to come and drink at the creek at the bottom of the slope.

Listening to them talk and looking at the terrain, the site “came alive” as I imagined people there.

— Janet Ruderman

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