Over the decades, archaeology has played a significant role in shedding light on the history of the Placentia area. Many times, history is mute and unable to fully or even accurately recount events that took place in the past.
At these times, archaeology is able to step up, helping to reveal the stories that have helped to shape our world. Here are a few sources pertaining to Placentia area archaeology that may be of interest.
- Excavations at Castle Hill, Placentia, Province of Newfoundland, preliminary report
Grange, Roger T., 1927-
S.l. : s.n.; 1965
Centre for Newfoundland Studies at Memorial University, Queen Elizabeth II Library, St. John’s; FF1019 .G82 1965
- Preliminary report of an archaeological survey of Placentia Bay, Newfoundland
Linnamae, Urve.; National Museums of Canada.
Ottawa : National Museums of Canada?; 1971
Centre for Newfoundland Studies at Memorial University, Queen Elizabeth II Library, St. John’s; FF1019 .L5
- The historical archaeology of a French fortification in the colony of Plaisance : the vieux fort site (ChAl-04), Placentia, Newfoundland by Amanda Crompton
- Placentia Archaeological Survey, 1996 by Barry Gaulton and Matthew Carter
- Impact Assessment of a Proposed Duplex Site, Placentia, Newfoundland, by Barry Gaulton and Matthew Carter
- Outport Archaeology: Community Archaeology in Newfoundland by Peter Pope and Stephen F. Mills