Students participating in the Archaeological Field School Orientation (ARCH-3583) had a unique experiential learning opportunity at MUN Botanical Garden during the Spring intercession.
Archaeology undergraduate Alicia Morry is one of just two Memorial students to receive the Killam Fellowship in 2016. The program provides exceptional undergraduate students from Canadian universities with the opportunity to study at institutions in the United States.
Alicia will spend a semester at the University of Washington and participate in a museum curation practicum course at the Burke Museum, the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle.
Dr. Lisa Rankin, associate professor in the Department of Archaeology, has won the Geoffrey Marshall Mentoring Award from the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.
The prestigious international award recognizes outstanding mentoring support of graduate students, from course completion through research and placement. This is the first time a Memorial faculty member has been honoured with the award.
Former MUN Archaeology student Corey Hutchings is a professional archaeologist who has been working in Cultural Resource Management for the past five years. He graduated from Memorial University in 2011 with a Master's degree entitled Complexity and Continuity: Labrador Archaic Occupations at Nulliak Cove, Labrador.
In the March edition of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences' Alumnus of the Month, Corey discusses his time as an archaeology student and the benefits this has had on his subsequent career.
Coinciding with the recent Aboriginal Peoples Week, Dr. Scott Neilsen, Assistant Professor in Archaeology, discusses Memorial's new Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies Certificate program in the latest issue of the MUN Gazette.
A new book, Contact in the 16th Century: Networks among Fishers, Foragers and Farmers, presents new research on the archaeology and history of early contacts between Europeans and First Nations peoples throughout Eastern and Atlantic Canada.
The latest volume of Études Inuit Studies, edited by Lisa Rankin, Amanda Crompton and Marianne Stopp, presents research that examines the Inuit occupation of southern Labrador. With a particular focus on Inuit-European contact and relations the volume features articles by Peter Pope, Lisa Rankin, Amanda Crompton and Amelia Fay.
A new book, by Dr. Catherine Losier, examines the commercial networks of French Guiana during the Ancien Regime
Dr. Catherine Losier's research details the economic and social aspects of colonial life in French Guiana during the Ancien Régime (pre-revolutionary France). Her analyses of archaeological collections and historic documents relating to the colonial French plantations of the period (1688-1794) provide new insights into the commercial networks linking French Guiana to France, as well as to the Caribbean islands and North-American colonies.
Read more here.
In this short video graduate and undergraduate students reflect on their experiences studying Archaeology at MUN.
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.