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Accession number: P987.65.15
Object type: Pottery, glass
Date: 1672 – 1756
Materials: Glass, earthenware, stoneware
Marks/Label: Sticky label with black lettering showing P987.65.15 on a green glass fragment.  Beaubassin in black lettering on orange background on a stoneware fragment.
Narrative: One of 14 archaeological objects collected by Harcourt L. Cameron, a geology professor at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Harcourt was born in 1912 and died on October 3, 1965. These objects were a gift to Kings County Museum in June 1987 from an unknown donor. Acadia University has Harcourt's publications and some correspondance related to his geology work. He published articles on geology, archaeology, photogrammetry, and Nova Scotia historic sites. Sable Island, sometimes called the "graveyard of the atlantic" and Grand Pre were two of his areas of interest. There are 5 objects of each of Sable Island and Beaubassin, 2 from Fort Lawrence, and 1 from each of Barrachois Narrows and Habitation (Port Royal).
Description: A collection of 7 objects made from glass, earthenware, and stoneware in poor condition.  Some are labelled in black lettering on a coloured background, some have a sticky label.

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