The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society (NLAS) Community Collections Archaeological Research Project (CCARP) for 2016 was based on a collection of historic and pre-contact artifacts collected from the North Coast of Labrador. It includes 11 stone tools, 7 kaolin pipes (provenience unknown, but likely from Labrador), and utensils and lead line weights collected at Okak. These items all came to the NLAS by way of the Labrador Institute, where they remained after being donated by Carol Brice-Bennett.
The collection of archaeological objects within the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is restricted to licensed archaeological investigation under the Historic Resources Act. Archaeological objects have in the past been, and continue to be, collected by local citizens, who may or may not be aware of the legislation protecting the Province’s archaeological heritage.
The report is now online and can be found here.
The collection is now on display at the Happy Valley-Goose Bay campus of the College of the North Atlantic. See the photos of the display below.