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By Land or By Sea: Changing Worlds

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46th Annual Conference and Meeting
Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Our Keynote speaker Dr. Mark Leone has provided his paper in advance, click here to read the paper, you can download the powerpoint slides here, and be sure to attend his presentation on Saturday morning, October 6th.

The final program is now available, download the PDF here and start planning your weekend!

The 46th Annual Conference and Meeting will be held October 4-7, 2012 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Located on the historic and beautiful Avalon Peninsula, St. John's is the largest city in Newfoundland and is located near several major historic and archaeological sites. From the archeological sites at Ferryland, Cupids and Placentia, to historic Signal Hill and Cape Spear and The Rooms Provincial Museum, there is plenty to see.

The conference theme is "By Land or By Sea: Changing Worlds." This theme explores European expansion into the northeast, focusing on this movement as a catalyst for change. Environmental and economic considerations facilitated change but equally important was the exchange of ideas, information and technology between Native cultures, Africans and Europeans. North America thus became a different world for those who came across the sea and for the people who were already living there.

Conference Venue:

The 2012 Conference will be held at the Delta Hotel in downtown St. John's. It is conveniently located in the heart of the city, within easy walking distance of many fine restaurants, pubs and shopping.

When making reservations delegates should quote BLOCK ID GBHA1 for the conference rate.

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Proposed session topics include:

  • Continuity and Change in New World Architecture
  • Culture Contact and the Exchange of Ideas
  • Extractive Industries and Early Modern Capitalism
  • The Colonial Endeavours of the Lords Baltimore
  • The War of 1812 Bicentennial
  • 20 Years of Archaeology at Ferryland, Newfoundland
  • Historical Archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • French Expansion and Industry in North America
  • Material Culture
  • Collections Management and Conservation
  • CRM and Public Archaeology
  • Zooarchaeology and Foodways
  • Urban Archaeology
  • Military Archaeology
  • The Isles of Shoals: 5000 Years of History and Ecology

For more information contact:

Barry Gaulton, Co-Chair

Stephen Mills, Co-Chair

The organizing committee for CNEHA 2012 would like to recognize the generous support of the following organizations:

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (Dean of Arts Office, Office of the VP-Research, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Department of Archaeology, Centre for Newfoundland Studies) 
  • The Rooms Provincial Museum, Archives and Art Gallery
  • The Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation 
  • The Colony of Avalon Foundation 
  • The City of St. John’s  
  • Parks Canada
  • URS Burlington Archaeology
  • Gerald Penney Associates Ltd.

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