Montréal, a city of archaeology, especially in August

MONTREAL, July 9, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Élaine Ayotte, member of the Montréal Executive Committee responsible for culture, heritage and design, today invited Montrealers to take part in a series of activities as part of Archaeology Month, which is held in Montréal and throughout Québec, August 1 to 31, 2013.

The 9th edition of Archaeology Month, with "Archaeology Up Close" as a theme, is organized by the Archéo-Québec network, in association with the Ville de Montréal.

"I invite Montrealers of all ages to take part in a host of activities and discover the wealth of our archaeological heritage. Archaeology is a fascinating discipline that enhances our historic beginnings as well as highlights their influence on modern life. Archaeology Month in Montréal, cultural metropolis, offers an exciting and fascinating tour with 16 free activities to learn more about archaeology. They include visits, discussions, archaeological digs and game activities, a diversified programming for the family at seven cultural facilities throughout the city," said Élaine Ayotte.

The discovery of archaeological remains and artefacts, simulated digs and site visits are aimed at passionate archaeology experts and enthusiasts.

Please visit for a complete program of Archaeology Month.

SOURCE: Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information:


Sarah Shirley, attachée de presse
Office of the Mayor and Executive Committee
514 872-5628


Renée Pageau
Affaires publiques
514 868-4580

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