Archeology work the latest roadblock to rebuild Lytton, B.C.: Mayor

LYTTON, B.C.- Archeologists have uncovered thousands of artifacts, including a 7,500-year-old spear point, as they dig below what was Lytton, B.C., the village destroyed by fire in June 2021. But for those who lost their homes and businesses in the village, that careful research has been one more roadblock to the rebuilding process, Lytton’s Mayor Denise O’Conner said in an interview. Lytton residents rallied on Wednesday in protest of repeated delays to rebuild their community. When the gold miners arrived in the area in 1858, they began building on the site of the Nlak’pamux First Nation village and its burial grounds, and as the village grew, the nation’s history was lost or obscured. The site is protected under B.C.’s Heritage Conservation Act. On June 30, 2021, just one day after…

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