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Take a look at the historic artifacts uncovered at a southeast Calgary park

A pot is one of many artifacts found at a construction site in Inglewood. .
A pot is one of many artifacts found at a construction site in Inglewood. . Global News

City officials are showing off artifacts unearthed at a southeast Calgary park this month.

Items like fire-cracked rock, bones and possible tipi rings were uncovered during the excavation of Jack Long Park, which is undergoing redevelopment.

The park is located in Inglewood between 8 and 9 avenues S.E. and 8 and 9 streets S.E., next to the Alexandra Centre.

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According to the City of Calgary, the area where the park is located is one of the oldest areas of the city.

Other items found include tin, glass, and even a hand-forged nail.

Workers sift through a site where artifacts were found at a construction site in Inglewood.
Workers sift through a site where artifacts were found at a construction site in Inglewood. Global News
Sand is sifted through at a construction site in Inglewood where artifacts were found.
Sand is sifted through at a construction site in Inglewood where artifacts were found. Global News
City of Calgary officials show off artifacts found at a construction site in Inglewood.
City of Calgary officials show off artifacts found at a construction site in Inglewood. Global News
City of Calgary officials show off artifacts found at a construction site in Inglewood.
City of Calgary officials show off artifacts found at a construction site in Inglewood. Global News
A pot is one of many artifacts found at a construction site in Inglewood.
A pot is one of many artifacts found at a construction site in Inglewood. Global News

A Historic Resource Impact Assessment (HRIA) will be done on the artifacts, which is required by provincial law.

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The city said the discovery – along with additional stonework required on the Alexandra Centre – has delayed the park redevelopment.

Once completed, the remodeled park will feature paved areas that will serve as flexible spaces for small concerts/theatre events, food truck servicing, market kiosks, or other arts and cultural uses.

“The park will have open lawn spaces, picnic areas, a playground, a rain garden and sculptural elements donated by the Inglewood BRZ Business Revitalization Zone,” a statement on the city’s website reads. “New seating and a custom family-style harvest table surrounded by trees and shrubs will provide a variety of spaces to sit and enjoy the park.”

The opening of the park is now scheduled for late summer/fall 2019.