A giant in the field of archaeology is dead.
Jim Tuck, a man who helped Newfoundland and Labrador better understand its rich history, passed away at the age of 79.
He was born in New York and came to Newfoundland in the late 1960s to teach at Memorial University.
He was behind a number of important sites including Red Bay, Port au Choix and the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland.
He is being remembered not only for his work in uncovering the past, but in his mentorship to other budding young archaeologists.