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  • The most obvious feature of the defensive works is a large ditch, some 6.1 metres (20 feet) wide and about 1.2 metres (4 feet) deep that seems to have bordered at least the entire eastern side of the colony.
  • Between 1992 and 1995 a portion of the 17th-century waterfront was revealed.
  • Each artifact or sample removed from the burial matrix of an excavation unit is described briefly on a field tag. Exact location, depth below surface, date of excavation and excavator's name are recorded on the tag.
  • A look at Ferryland's onsite conservation lab and the steps followed in order to properly conserve artifacts.
  • An introduction to the archaeology conducted at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland, NL
  • A look at the ways in which the Conservation Laboratory in Ferryland catalogues its artifacts
  • A history of the archaeological dig at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland, NL
  • An overview of the archaeological digs undertaken at Ferryland, NL
  • Upon excavation, objects are brought to the laboratory for mechanical cleaning. Stable ceramics, glass, wood, pipe fragments, roof slates and iron are first sorted by material.
  • At some time during the 17th century the settlement at Ferryland began to spread beyond the original four-acre town site. One such house, located east of the original settlement on the Ferryland Downs, was excavated during the mid-1990s.
  • A Ferryland legend of long standing held that a well existed somewhere in the vicinity of our excavations. The story relates how the well had stood abandoned long after its use as a water source, and that a child had fallen into the well and drowned.

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