Mystery of the Week #1

Try your hand (keyboard) at identifying an artefact found at Grand-Pré. Post your guesses below, and the correct answer and the name of the first correct guesser will be posted on Thursday of each week. (Note: competition not open to those on the crew!)

Ready to try?

WHAT IS THE MYSTERY ARTEFACT THAT KYLE IS HOLDING IN THE PICTURE BELOW?

Answer: The artefact that Kyle is holding is a fragment of an iron kettle that was found in the destruction level of the cellar operation.
No winner this time but special thanks to Margaret Lynch Collins of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, and Margaret Collins of Moncton, New Brunswick for their excellent guesses!
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Make your guesses in the comments below. Please include your name and geographic location in your post, so that we can post your name and city, if you guess correctly.

Good luck, armchair archaeologists!

Responses

  1. I have two guesses:
    1. a tool to use when darning socks. It holds the darning area in place while you darn. (I have one which belonged to my grandmother in the 1800′s !)
    2. a pestle

    Margaret Lynch Collins
    Corner Brook, NL

  2. Is it a tanning tool, used to smooth out the leather pieces?
    Margaret Collins
    Moncton, NB


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