Malegomichk: "A Place of Many Coves"
and rich marine resources supported significant settlement in
Merigomish Harbour, Nova Scotia. Shell midden sites in the area
contained a wide range of stone, well-preserved bone and antler
fishing implements, and the remains of mammals, birds, fish
In 1913 and 1914, W.J. Wintemberg and H.I. Smith conducted some
of the earliest archaeological work in Canada at sites in
Merigomish Harbour. They located eighteen middens in the
harbour. Sheltered bays on southern slopes and islands were
preferred sites for human habitation.