New Find!

17 Jul

Found yesterday by Catherine Hawkins just above the 17th century layer was this Tallio cufflink. Created in England in the 18th century, you can see the depiction of a fox running across a landscape. Tallio was a word used by the traditional huntsman as a shout out during a fox hunt. These sleeve links were … Continued

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2019 Season June 10th to September 13

2 Jan

We will be open for our 2019 tours from June 10th to September 13th. Dig programs will be available from June 26 to August 14, advance booking is recommended so that you will have a spot reserved when you arrive. We look forward to your visit to the Colony in 2019!!

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Harvest Time!

31 Aug

Roddy has been working diligently all summer long making sure the crops are nurtured, watered and fed all the right ingredients.  A beautiful summer of warm humid weather is also a big contributor to helping make our kitchen garden bloom.  We asked Roddy what’s your secret to making the garden look so good?  He said, … Continued

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Raise the Roof!

29 Aug

Twenty-Seven years! That’s how many Neil Jordan has been with the Colony of Avalon and he wouldn’t have it any other way.  Neil has a Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology minor in History and works out on the excavation site for the summer months loving every minute of it.  Currently, Neil is working with the … Continued

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Outside the Colony

21 Aug

Discovered in an area outside of the 17th century village, this iron artifact was excavated using a block lift technique.  To preserve the integrity of the artifact it was wrapped with layers of gauze which were then coated with melted wax.  Once the wax hardened, the artifact could be removed safely from the ground.  Once … Continued

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Was There A Connection?

20 Aug

Studying at MUN completing her Masters in Archeology is Emma Lewis-Sing. This summer, Emma has committed a lot of her time studying soil samples from in and around the Beothuk fire pit features. Back in the early 16th century, before the Europeans inhabited Ferryland, there were traces of the Beothuk living on the shoreline of … Continued

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Earthenware Comparisons

17 Aug

If you happened 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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