Gunflints

   The image above shows a gunflint discovered at the Beaubassin/Fort Lawrence archaeological site. A gunflint was used to create a spark to light the gunpowder inside the barrel of a gun, to propel the shot. Gunflint production started in the 1600’s with the invention of snaphance guns (Lenk 1965).   All gunflints were manufactured … Continue reading

Live the experience!

The Beaubassin and Fort Lawrence Public Archaeology Experience team is pleased to welcome you back this year to unearth the past. The aims of the project for this year are to continue the excavation of  the historic Acadian village of Beaubassin and to find evidences to precisely locate the old fort Lawrence. So, what are you … Continue reading