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Archaeological Activity
There are two main archaeological digs that are taking place in the vicinity of Makkovik. One is at Adlavik Islands and the other is at Nisbet Harbour (Ford's Bight).
The Adlavik Islands peninsula at Long Tickle (larger version)
Adlavik Islands
The Adlavik Islands peninsula at Long Tickle. The view is to the north over the Adlavik Islands towards Cape Strawberry in the far distance. GgBq-1, the 18th century Inuit village site at Adlavik Harbour is situated at the base of the knoll in the center of the picture. It faces out to the tickle to the left.

The site at Adlavik Islands is one of an ancient Inuit village that consists of the ruins of three large sod-houses that date to the period just prior to the arrival of the Moravian missionaries in 1750. (Dr. Stephen Loring)



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The Hoffnungsthal mission station after excavation, facing northeast (larger version)
Nisbet Harbour
The Hoffnungsthal mission station after excavation, facing northeast. The hearth is clearly visible in the centre and the stone steps and ramp can be seen in the foreground. The remains of the floor joists have been outlined with white string. (Photo by H. Cary)

The second site is at Nisbet Harbour (or Hoffnungsthal). This site is of the first Moravian mission house in Labrador and "the archaeological findings from Hoffnungsthal have granted an unparalleled picture of the material culture and building styles selected by the Moravians for their missionary expeditions in the mid-eighteenth century." (Henry Cary)

To take a closer look at the preliminary findings and photos from Hoffnungsthal click here.

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