Rough Stone Pavement

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 America.

Reproduced by permission of Photographic Services, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, © 1995.

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