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Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site of Canada

Photo Album: Discovering Wooden Artifacts in the Rampart

A group of excavators begin working at a new location on the rampart. No one knows what will be discovered in this unit! A group of excavators begin working at a new location on the rampart.
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A crew member collects a soil sample from a concentration of artifacts containing butchered bird bone and broken pipes Who knew kitchen garbage could be this intriguing? A crew member collects a soil sample from a concentration of artifacts containing butchered bird bone and broken tobacco pipes.
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An archaeologist uses a paint brush to gently reveal a wooden door below a barrel hoop that was underneath the kitchen garbage. What is this wooden artifact? An archaeologist uses a paint brush to gently reveal a wooden door below a barrel hoop that was underneath the kitchen garbage.
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Excavation reveals discarded wooden items in the rampart fill. Excavation reveals discarded wooden items in the rampart fill.
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Conditions at Prince of Wales Fort allow for preservation of wooden artifacts like a door, barrels and even a wheel barrow used by an 18th entury tradesman. Amazing preservation! Conditions at Prince of Wales Fort allow for preservation of wooden artifacts like a door, barrels and even a wheelbarrow used by an 18th century tradesman.
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