Kamloops archaeologist wants developers to call before they dig

Joanne Hammond wants the city to consider archaeological value before issuing construction permits

Joanne Hammond wants the city to consider archaeological value before issuing construction permits

Joanne Hammond is an archaeologist with Skeetchestn Natural Resources (CBC)

A local archaeologist says we're not doing enough to recognize and protect indigenous heritage in the Kamloops area.

She says too many historical sites are being bulldozed for development.

Joanne Hammond says there are hundreds of historic sites in Kamloops that are protected by law and she wants them fully investigated before new construction bulldozes them over.

To listen to the full interview, click on the link: Kamloops archaeologist wants developers to call before they dig.