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Archaeological Field School Orientation at MUN Botanical Garden

Archaeological Field School Orientation (ARCH-3583)

Students participating in the Archaeological Field School Orientation (ARCH-3583) had a unique experiential learning opportunity at MUN Botanical Garden during the Spring intercession.

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Alicia Morry receives Killam Fellowship

Alicia Morry.

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.

Congratulations Alicia!

Read more in the MUN Gazette.

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Dr. Lisa Rankin honoured for graduate student mentoring

Dr. Lisa Rankin.

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.

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Alumnus of the Month and former archaeology student - Corey Hutchings

Corey Hutchings

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.

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Dr. Scott Neilsen co-ordinates the Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies Certificate program

Dr. Scott Neilsen

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.

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'Contact in the 16th Century: Networks among Fishers, Foragers and Farmers'

Contact in the 16th Century: Networks among Fishers, Foragers and Farmers

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.

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'Etudes Inuit Studies: The Inuit in southern Labrador'

Études Inuit Studies: The Inuit in southern Labrador

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.

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A new book, by Dr. Catherine Losier, examines the commercial networks of French Guiana during the Ancien Regime

Approvisionner Cayenne sous l’Ancien Regime Archeologie et histoire des reseaux commerciaux.

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.

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Studying Archaeology at Memorial: What students have to say

Archaeology at Memorial University

In this short video graduate and undergraduate students reflect on their experiences studying Archaeology at MUN.

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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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