Heritage & Human Remains

In the most recent episode of the History Slam, which was published on Wednesday, we looked at what happened after human remains were found during the construction of Ottawa’s new LRT system in 2014. In the episode I talk with City of Ottawa archivist Paul Henry about the Barrack Hill Cemetery, which used sit in what is now downtown, the discovery of human remains, and the process of re-interring the remains. We also chat about the effort to identify the individuals, funeral practices before the Victorian age, and how spatial meaning is altered with changes to the physical landscape. You can find the full post here.


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