Results of 2017
During the first year of the Archeological Adventure in Blanc-Sablon about twenty people participated over a three week period. These history and archeology buffs had the opportunity to excavate a First Nations campsite which was occupied during the 16th century while the first Europeans in North America, after the Vikings, fished in the area. More than 30,000 artefacts were discovered including 34 fragments of indigenous pottery, 11,662 stone fragments, 39 objects of European origin and 18,798 ecofacts, such as animal bone fragments. These artefacts were found in two sectors which appear to have been areas of specialized activities where the animals caught - mostly sea mammals but also dog, caribou and birds - would have been processed, cooked and smoked.
Many thanks to all the participants!