Several archaeological sites are known from within the modern-day limits of the City of Hull. Most of these had been identified by T.W. Edwin Sowter in the late 1800's. Perhaps one of the most interesting is that one which was located at the very spot where the Canadian Museum of Civilization now stands. It is said that during the construction of the East and West Blocs of the Canadian Parliament, sand quarried from the Museum location contained many ancient objects. It is therefore likely that the foundations and the very mortar of these two buildings contain small bits and pieces of ancient artifacts that had been left at the site centuries if not millenia ago.