Our roots here in Cupids and throughout Newfoundland and Labrador can be traced back to the discoveries made by archaeologist Bill Gilbert and his team from the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation. Work is ongoing (in the warm months of the year), and every day they spend digging at the Cupids Cove Plantation site brings more of our past to life.
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The plantation site, just a five-minute walk from the Cupids Legacy Centre, is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Canada and a designated Provincial Historic Site. A visit is the key counterpart to a tour of our Museum.
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Some of the most significant artifacts from the Cupids Cove Plantation Site are on display in the Cupids Legacy Centre’s Museum. Your visit allows you to talk to technicians examining and preserving the latest discoveries in the Archaeology Laboratory, located across the corridor.
Come and witness the cleaning, labeling, cataloguing, storing, digitizing, and interpreting of what’s being found under the ground: European and aboriginal artifacts from several nearby dig sites. The technicians are happy to answer any question you may have.
The Cupids Cove Plantation Site archaeology initiative is a project of the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation, a not-for-profit organization of dedicated academics and citizens united to preserve, protect, and promote the rich heritage of the Baccalieu Trail region.
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