Merida-ware pottery artifacts

Fragments of European pottery, early 16th century.
These fragments of a two-handled storage jar were found in the lowest layers of the dig. The jar, which was of Portuguese origin and known as "Merida-ware", was discovered in the same layer as the remains of the Beothuk Indian hearths. It was broken sometime during the early 16th century.
Reproduced by permission of the Archaeology Unit, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland.

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