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New evidence of early metalworking in Arctic Canada

Geoarchaeology Journal

New evidence from Baffin island suggests an early (pre-Columbian) European presence in the Canadian Arctic, and may represent the earliest evidence of high-temperature nonferrous metalworking in the New World north of Mesoamerica.

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Archaeology graduates present at CAPA 2014

From left to right: Megan Bower, Asta Rand, Jess Munkittrick, and Alison Harris in front of the poster they collaborated on.

Four graduate students from the Applied Archaeological Sciences research group attended the recent Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology (CAPA) 42nd Annual Meeting hosted by the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

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SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Scholarships

Award recipients: Jess Munkittrick (left), Anatolijs Venovcevs (centre) and Asta Rand (right).

Congratulations to M.A. students Jess Munkittrick and Anatolijs Venovcevs, and Ph.D candidate Asta Rand for receiving the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS scholarships.

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CNEHA 2014: Catherine Hawkins wins student paper award

Catherine Hawkins (right) with Nancy Brighton, coordinator of the student award program (left) and Karen Metheny, CNEHA Chair (centre).

Congratulations to M.A. student Catherine Hawkins who won the student paper award at this year's CNEHA conference held in New Jersey, USA.

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Dean's List 2013-2014: Archaeology

Dean's List 2013-2014: Archaeology Students

The Dean's List is a way of recognizing excellence in students who are registered for a BA or BA Honours degree.

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Course offering - Winter 2015

ARCH 2590: Basic Research and Writing about the Archaeological Past

ARCH 2590: Basic Research and Writing about the Archaeological Past is aimed at
introductory level students who are curious about how archaeologists uncover
evidence about the past.

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Course offering - Winter 2015

ARCH 3290: Newfoundland and Labrador Prehistory

ARCH 3290: Newfoundland and Labrador Prehistory explores the the culture history of Newfoundland and Labrador from about 9,000 years ago until the time of European settlement.

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ISER Books: History and Renewal of Labrador's Inuit-Metis

History and Renewal of Labrador's Inuit-Metis.

This collection of essays presents new research on the archaeology, history, and contemporary adaptations of Inuit-Métis of central and southeastern Labrador.

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Archaeologist Tim Rast demonstrates flintknapping techniques to students

Flintknapping demonstration

Memorial Archaeology undergraduate students have received a demonstration of flintknapping techniques by archaeologist Tim Rast of Elfshot as part of their studies in archaeological techniques, methodology and theory.

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 The North Atlantic Archaeology Journal

The latest edition of the North Atlantic Archaeology Journal

The new North Atlantic Archaeology Journal is now available. For copies contact Dr. Lisa Rankin at

$30.00 regular price
$20.00 for students