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Fleur de Lys Archaeological Project

This large and well-preserved prehistoric soapstone quarry in Fleur de Lys, Newfoundland is the only known Dorset quarry of its kind. There are approximately one thousand removal scars preserved in the main exposed soapstone out crop. These carvings are testimony to the quarry's 500 year use, which began approximately 1600 years ago by Dorset peoples. The quarry provided raw materials and served as a workshop for the manufacture of cooking pots and oil lamps, which had been utilized in the tradition of their arctic predecessors for millennia.

Further infomation is available by visiting the Fleur de Lys Archaeological Project.

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