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Graduate Student of the month: Amy Chase

Amy Chase

The Faculty of Arts has just launched a new weekly web feature - meet Amy Chase, our graduate student of the month.

A second year archaeology student Amy is originally from Victoria, British Columbia, where she completed her BA in Anthropology at the University of Victoria. Amy studies prehistoric art and Neanderthal and modern human cognition and interaction and recently received a Scotiabank bursary to study cave paintings in Catalonia.

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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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Investigating the genetic prehistory of the New World Arctic

Looking for ancient human remains in northern Greenland (credit and copyright: Claus Andreasen).

Members of the Department of Archaeology, Dr. Vaughan Grimes and the late Prof. Priscilla Renouf, were among an international team of researchers who co-authored a recent article in the prestigious journal Science investigating the genetics of prehistoric Arctic populations.

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ARCH 3594: Archaeology of Sport

ARCH 3594: Archaeology of Sport

This course surveys the rich global archaeological record of past sporting practices.  While sports associated with Classical Mediterranean civilizations have been well-described, archaeology hints at a much wider – indeed, cross-culturally universal - record of sports and athletic games. 

Classes will explore the full human record of sport, beginning with the emergence of a modern human body equipped for running and other forms of athleticism, and exploring the evidence – sporting equipment, competition venues, artistic depictions, skeletal traces  and more - from diverse times and places.

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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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 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