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3-Minute Thesis Competition

3MT competition

Congratulations to M.A. student Anatolijs Venovcevs who was second-place in the recent MUN 3MT Competition. In this competition research students had just three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance.

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Faculty cross-appointment

Dr. Vaughan Grimes

Congratulations to Dr. Vaughan Grimes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Archaeology who has just been cross-appointed to the Department of Earth Sciences.

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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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Tenure-Track Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Historical Archaeology

The Department of Archaeology invites applications for a tenure-track position in Historical Archaeology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2015.

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New Course Offerings in Archaeology

Course offerings

ARCH 3584/HIST 3535 - Historical Anthropology investigates the ways that archaeologists and anthropologists use the documentary record.

ARCH 3688 - The Archaeology of Coastal Landscapes explores past human-environmental interaction at coastal sites.

ARCH 3536/HIS 3536 - Object Lessons: Putting Strange Things in Context explores the interpretation of unique objects, especially those which have been separated, in some way, from their historical context or archaeological assemblage.

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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