As soon as the discoveries were made, Laurier and the YMCA notified the Haudenosaunee Development Institute, the Six Nations elected council and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. It's expected to take up to three months to complete the investigation and catalogue the findings.
In the meantime, other site preparations for construction of the complex will be limited to protect the integrity of archeological work.
The Trudeau government has promised to get Canada back into the peacekeeping business, but a new report from two independent think tanks says the military is ill-prepared for the task.
Brockville, formerly Elizabethtown, is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada in the Thousand Islands region.
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Known as the "City of the 1000 Islands", Brockville is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River opposite Morristown, New York, about halfway between Ontario's Cornwall to the east and Kingston to the west.
A large visitor reception centre has also been added adjacent to Melville House.
The Homestead was recognized as historic on and was formally listed on the Canadian Register on 22 June 2009, becoming one of the National Historic Sites of Canada on that date.
A team doing an archeological assessment of the area where the Laurier-YMCA complex is being built on the south side of downtown Colborne Street has discovered aboriginal cultural materials dating back 1,000 to 1,500 years.
They all appear to be intact because the ground was undisturbed despite the extensive construction of many buildings during the 19th century, Brian Rosborough, senior executive officer of Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford campus, said in an interview Friday.
"The whole area was built up, but most of the foundations were dug by hand, so there were only small disturbances of the ground," Rosborough said.