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Go dig or go home: Forget Indiana Jones - real archeology is sweaty, methodical, hard on the knees

Author: Tamara Baluja

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It was a hot summer morning and I had just pulled out what seemed to be like the 100th root in my little quadrant of a dig. Cursing under my breath, I wondered again why I had signed my husband and myself up for an archeological adventure in the middle-of-nowhere Canada.

OK, it felt like the middle of nowhere, but we were actually in Bodo, a small Alberta community about three hours from Edmonton, at one of Canada’s largest and most well-preserved archeological sites. Just a few inches under the ground are thousands and thousands of Bison bones.

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