Our rootshere in Cupids and throughout Newfoundland and Labradorare inextricably tied to the archaeological discoveries made by Bill Gilbert and his team at the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation. Every day they spend digging at the site brings more of our past to life. The Cupids Cove Plantation Site (just a 5-minute walk from the Cupids Legacy Centre) is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Canada, and it’s a designated Provincial Historic Site.
At the Cupids Legacy Centre, you will see some of the most significant artifacts from the Cupids Cove Plantation Site in the Museum, and can talk to technicians examining and preserving the latest discoveries in the Archaeology Laboratory.
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. Our trained technicians are only too 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. The Baccalieu Trail has a 500-year-old history of European discovery and development, as well as a 5,000-year heritage of occupation by indigenous peoples, including Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset Eskimo, Recent Indian, and Beothuk cultures.
To learn more about the Baccalieu Digs visit: www.baccalieudigs.ca