In the 1980s archaeological work began on a Beothuk site at Boyd's Cove. This site dates from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and is of particular interest as it shows some of the adaptations of the Beothuk to trading contacts with European fishermen. One of Newfoundland's newest provincial historic sites (1995), it features the archaeological remains of several of the Beothuk's distinctive house pits, and an interpretive trail discusses their use of the area and its resources. The site also includes an interpretive centre that describes the Beothuk and their way of life. The centre is open to the public from mid-June to mid-October.