||Photo: Laird Niven, Learning Resources & Technology.
Nova Scotia Museum.
arriving in Nova Scotia in the summer or fall of 1783. You need
a roof over your head, but lumber is in short supply. Or you
don't have time before winter comes to build a house. So you
dig a hole in the ground and make a roof of tree trunks and
canvas over the hole. The British Army often lived this way
while on the march, and Black soldiers and engineers had built
hundreds of them during the war. This pit house, AkDi-12, was
excavated by St Mary's University Field School archaeologists
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