Rough Stone Pavement
Above the earliest layers, but below those of the Colony of Avalon
was found this rough stone pavement. It does not appear to have been a
walkway, but was probably a platform upon which fish were dried. Directly
upon the pavement were found sherds of pottery originating from North
Devon; the complete absence of tobacco pipes suggests a date prior to
about 1580, when smoking pipes first appear on English sites in North
Reproduced by permission of Photographic Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, © 1995.