After the fire : the resettlement of Ferryland, post 1696 (CgAf-02, Area F)

Hranka, Teal L. R. (2008) After the fire : the resettlement of Ferryland, post 1696 (CgAf-02, Area F). Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis examines the archaeological vestiges of an early eighteenth-century domestic structure at the English colony of Avalon at Ferryland, Newfoundland. Ongoing excavations at the site have exposed a number of seventeenth-century structures, clarifying the early evolution of the colony beginning with its settlement in 1621 : yet information about the turbulent early eighteenth century has to date remained comparably rare. -- In 1696 the colony was attacked and destroyed, the colonists captured and ransomed. Resettlement occurred one year later, but the ensuing period was one of great stress at the colony as its inhabitants struggled to reestablish their earlier economic success amidst continuing attacks on the fishery. This thesis is an examination of post-raid life derived from the archaeological analysis of an early eighteenth-century domestic structure. It provides an opportunity to discuss the growth and development of the colony into the early eighteenth century and to attempt to understand the ways in which the raid and the events that followed the raid changed the social and economic context of life at Ferryland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 9112
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 214-229). -- Leaf 88 wrongly numbered as leaf 89, extent actually 261 leaves. No content is missing.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology
Date: 2008
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Avalon Peninsula--Ferryland
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Dwellings--Newfoundland and Labrador--Ferryland--History--18th century; Excavations (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Ferryland; Ferryland (N.L.)--Antiquities; Ferryland (N.L.)--Social life and customs--18th century

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