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Newfoundland and Labrador Studies special issue: The French Presence

An Occasional Publication of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, No. 3.

The latest special issue publication from the Newfoundland and Labrador Studies journal presents a set of papers which focus on the The French Presence in Newfoundland and Labrador: Past, Present, and Future.

Contributions from Dr. Peter E. Pope, Dr. Lisa Rankin and Dr. Amanda Crompton feature aspects of the archaeology of the historic French presence in Newfoundland and Southern Labrador.

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Archaeology at Rigolet: 9km boardwalk completed

Rigolet boardwalk

A recently completed 9km boardwalk links the town of Rigolet to the site of three 18th-century Inuit winter communal houses at Double Mer Point, Labrador. The Inuit houses have been excavated by Dr. Lisa Rankin and her students since 2012 and now visitors have the opportunity to view them too.

Read more about the Rigolet Boardwalk story in the MUN Gazette.

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Undergraduate students present at SHA 2016

Undergraduate students, Daniel Rees and Chanelle Zaphiropoulos.

Two of our undergraduate students, Daniel Rees and Chanelle Zaphiropoulos, presented at the SHA 2016 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology held on 6-9 January, in Washington, D.C.

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North Atlantic Archaeology Vol.4 (2015) now available

North Atlantic Archaeology Vol.4, 2015

Volume 4 (2015) of the North Atlantic Archaeology journal is now available.

The journal publishes archaeological research articles and preliminary reports focusing on, or related to, the archaeology of the North Atlantic region.

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Winter semester 2016: Course offerings

Course offerings for the Winter semester 2016 are now available. Consult the full listings of undergraduate and graduate courses for further details.

The last day for adding courses is 20th January, 2016. Register soon to ensure placement!

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Features

Studying Archaeology at Memorial: What students have to say

Archaeology at Memorial University

Graduate and undergraduate students reflect on their experiences studying Archaeology at MUN. A short video offers their insights into what studying Archaeology has meant to them.

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SSHRC funding awarded to Dr. Meghan Burchell and MA students

Dr. Meghan Burchell

Congratulations to Dr. Meghan Burchell who has been awarded a substantial grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Dr. Burchell is one of 32 researchers at Memorial who received a combined total of more than $4.2 million in federal support.

Congratulations are also extended to MA students Amy Chase, Deidre Elliott, Alison Harris and Natasha Leclerc who each received  the Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

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Field School 2016: Tors Cove

Field School 2016

The Department of Archaeology’s 2016 field school will take place at Tors Cove on the Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula, south of St. John’s.

Dr Catherine Losier will lead the excavation of the 17-18th century English migratory fishery occupation at Tors Cove, as well as the non-invasive survey of a 19th-century cemetery site.

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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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