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Kings County Museum

Sherd


Accession number: P987.65.15E
Object type: Glass
Date: 1672 – 1756
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 3.5 cm L x 2.3 cm H x 0.6 cm ThickMeasurements were taken at the longest, highest, and thickest point.
Marks/Label: Sticky label attached to one side with P987-65-15 printed in black letters on a white background.
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 the Habitation (Port Royal).
Description: Uneven, jagged, flaked piece of thick, green, translucent glass.  No even, smooth edges or rounding implies that it is not part of the base or neck of an object.  Sticky label with accession number is stuck to one side.