How this mysterious structure buried in the sand is now shedding light on Nova Scotia’s history

Campbell said initial results indicate a fishing stage or wharf, built sometime in the 17th to 18th century, suggesting either early Acadian settlers or fishers from Massachusetts.

…Digs at the site also yielded red roofing tiles, similar to those found off the Iberian Peninsula of southern Europe, as well as along the North Atlantic coast.

“That could be pointing toward an earlier occupation than the 17th century … but the cultures associated would most likely be Portuguese, Basque or Spanish.”

“To me, we’ve already changed the understanding of the area,” she said. “I walk on the Hawk now and I think, ‘Who has walked here before?

…I share this connection of this land with somebody and I’d like to know who.”

How this mysterious structure buried in the sand is now shedding light on Nova Scotia’s history | CBC News

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