There will be strong interest in the community" about what has been found on site, he said.Rosborough said that the archeological work and initial construction work on the complex site is continuing in a collaborative fashion.The archeological dig at the site of the future Laurier-YMCA athletic complex is proving to be a unique window into Brantford's pioneer past.In fact, the extent and variety of finds on the large sloping property on the south side of downtown Colborne Street is "unheard of for me," said archeologist Paul Racher, vice-president of operations with Archaeological Research Associates Ltd., of Kitchener.
"Laurier and the YMCA appreciate the importance of this material.
"It's a mammoth undertaking." The archeological work is being conducted alongside construction work near and around the area.
When a section is cleared of artifacts, construction workers are able to bring the grade down bit by bit.
It's also the case of one man's garbage being another man's treasure because much of what is being found is "stuff that was thrown away," Racher said.
In pioneer days, residents and store owners used their back yards - and especially their outhouses - as garbage dumps.