Can You See the Difference?

9 Aug

If you happen to take a tour of our dig this summer, you may have had the pleasure of meeting one of our grad students. In a room, just right of the conservation laboratory is JD Archer. JD is studying at MUN working on his Masters in Historical Archeology with a 5-year undergraduate from Simon … Continued

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What A Find!

7 Aug

Check out this nifty little hygienic instrument used back in the 17th century.  Can you guess what it was used for?  (Hint!)  It’s said that it could be used to clean three different parts of the body.  The hook in the center was meant to connect it to a chain so that it could hang … Continued

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Digging is Fun!

2 Aug

Our very own Krista McNeil who works at the Colony of Avalon decided on her day off to come in and Dig for an Hour. Her and her cousin Donna had a wonderful time with the Dig for an Hour Program. After digging, they got to sift through the rest to find more items. They … Continued

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Changing Settlement Patterns and Identity in Late 18th/Early 19th Century Ferryland: Summer 2017 Fieldwork Plans

1 Feb
Changing Settlement Patterns and Identity in Late 18th/Early 19th Century Ferryland: Summer 2017 Fieldwork Plans

This month’s blog post describes plans for 2017 summer excavations at Ferryland, which will be conducted as part of my Masters research at Memorial University under the direction of Dr. Barry Gaulton. While much of the archaeological research at Ferryland has focussed on the substantial and incredibly well-preserved remains of the 17th-century colony, evidence over … Continued

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2017 Excavations at Ferryland

15 Jan

The exciting discoveries from last year’s field season make writing a blog post about the 2017 excavations at Ferryland quite easy. However, it is not without its challenges. We continue to struggle with the same issue that plagues not-for-profit heritage organizations across the country — funding. Here at Ferryland we are truly blessed with an … Continued

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Archaeologist for a Day Program

19 Dec
Archaeologist for a Day Program

With our Archaeologist for a Day program, visitors are able to join our on-going quest to uncover Lord Baltimore’s Colony of Avalon. This program gives the public an opportunity to work alongside our professional archaeological staff as they dig, sift, identify, and record the remains of a seventeenth-century English settlement.     During our 2016 … Continued

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