However, relatives of the finder, who is now deceased, recently came forward to reveal the precious sword to researchers.Pulitzer carried out tests on the sword, using an XRF analyser, which revealed that the sword contained the same metallic properties, with traces of arsenic and lead, that match other Roman artifacts.Before 1717, when it ceded territory to the new colony of Louisiana, it stretched as far south as the Illinois Country.North of the Great Lakes, a mission, Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, was established in 1639.
As a result, the first official settlement was not established within Canada until the founding of Quebec by Samuel de Champlain in 1608.
Approximately every ten feet (3 m) they dug, they found a layer of logs.
After excavating to thirty feet beneath the surface, Mc Ginnis and his friends abandoned the excavation without ever finding anything of significance.
Francophone populations in the Maritime provinces apart from northwestern New Brunswick are, however, more likely to be descended from the settlers of the French colony of Acadia, and therefore still call themselves Acadians.
Researchers investigating the mysterious Oak Island, located on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, have made a startling announcement regarding the discovery of a Roman ceremonial sword and what is believed to be a Roman shipwreck, radically suggesting that ancient mariners visited North America more than a thousand years before Columbus.