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Kings County Museum

Potsherd


Accession number: P987.65.15B
Date: 1672 – 1756
Materials: Stoneware
Measurements: 3.2 cm L x 2.2 cm H x 0.2 cm ThickAll measurements at longest, highest and thickest point.
Marks/Label: Beaubassin printed in black on an orange background on flower design side.
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:

Roughly triangular with chipped glaze around edges.  Blue geometric pattern band design near top on one side with partial flower design in blue on other side.  Very thin and light.