Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake: Part 2

This post is part two of ‘Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake’ continued from two weeks ago. The previous post can be seen here. In 1980 the Historic Resources Division, Department of Culture, Recreation and Youth began a multi-year project simply entitled the Beothuk Project. The purpose of the early phase … Continue reading Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake: Part 2

Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake: Part 1

The history of Red Indian Lake is intimately tied to the aboriginal occupation of the Island of Newfoundland. Based on artifacts recovered we know the site was used by Archaic, Palaeoeskimo and Recent Indian period peoples. As well, there is plenty of evidence for Beothuk and Mi’kmaq use of the lake in the historic period. … Continue reading Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake: Part 1

The Beothuk and a Zodiac Trip on Notre Dame Bay

Back in May I briefly told you about a day long zodiac trip I took on Notre Dame Bay with Grant Cudmore of Ocean Quest Close Encounters Twillingate. Our intention was to revisit several known sites and check on a possible new site. We left from Twillingate and were immediately treated to beautiful views and … Continue reading The Beothuk and a Zodiac Trip on Notre Dame Bay