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Kings County Museum


Accession number: P987.65.15C
Date: 1672 – 1756
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 1.9 cm H x 0.2 cm Thick x 2 cm DiameterDiameter is approximate because part of the object's top is missing.
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 each from Sable Island and Beaubassin, 2 from Fort Lawrence, and 1 each from Barrachois Narrows and the Habitation (Port Royal).
Description: Clear greenish tinged glass with one semi-circular edge smooth and even suggesting it is the top of a vessel.  Notched vertical lines approximately 1 cm from the smooth top.  Notches are regularly shaped but of variable depth.