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Accession number: P987.65.15G
Object type: Pottery
Date: 1672 – 1756
Materials: earthenware, glaze,
Measurements: 2.5 cm L x 2.1 cm H x 0.5 cm ThickMeasurements taken at longest, highest, thickest point.
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: Pottery fragment with a black, flaked, shiny glaze with underlying material showing brown patches.  Glaze shows patches of rainbow colours in strong light.

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