City awaiting final confirmation related to archeological finding at 282 Stanley St.

Earlier today, the City of Brantford was made aware by Archaeology Consultant, AMICK Consultants Ltd. (Amick), that unidentified remains that appear to be bone fragments were uncovered during the Stage 3 Archaeological investigation at 282 Stanley Street. Consistent with the appropriate Field Monitor Agreements in place that have been executed with Six Nations of the Grand River (SNGR) Elected Council and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations (MCFN), Field monitors from MCFN were on site and as per protocol, contacted Brantford Police Services (BPS) upon initial review of the findings.

BPS Forensics attended the site, and obtained photographs of the findings, that were sent to the Provincial Coroner’s Office this afternoon for evaluation. A preliminary assessment of the photos indicate that the findings are animal remains, however, an in-person inspection is required before this assessment can be deemed conculsive.

Until the investigation of the findings is officially concluded, AMICK and MCFN Field Monitors have requested that the internal fencing be covered so that those on site can conduct any sensitive work that may be required without distraction. We ask that members of the public respect the Consultants’ and Field Monitors’ wishes and refrain from visiting the site.

For the time being, archaeological work has ceased, and BPS and City Security staff will remain on site while the findings are further investigated. 

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