- PhD Memorial University 2006
Historical archaeology, vernacular architecture, material culture, military archaeology, maritime archaeology; transhumance;
Eastern North America, Newfoundland.
Current Research Projects
- Ongoing excavations at Ferryland, Newfoundland focussing on George Calvert's colony of Avalon (1621) and the subsequent plantation established by Sir David Kirke in 1638. Visit www.colonyofavalon.ca for more details.
- Transhumant forager-fishers in Newfoundland and Labrador
- Seventeenth-century Ottoman clay tobacco pipes.
- North Italian (marbled and sgraffito) ceramics.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Room: QC 2009
- Phone: 864-8872
Graduate and Honours' Students
Aaron Miller (graduating Spring 2013) Title of Dissertation: Avalon and Maryland: A comparative historical archaeology of the seventeenth-century New World provinces of the Lords Baltimore (1621-1644).
Arthur R. Clausnitzer Jr. (co-supervision with Dr. Peter Pope) Research Topic: A comparative study of fishing sites in the Gulf of Maine and the English Shore of Newfoundland, 1600 to 1763.
Tom E.G.S. Cromwell. Research Topic: A study and analysis of the 18th century defenses of Newfoundland.
Eric Tourigny. Thesis title: What ladies and gentlemen ate for dinner: The analysis of faunal material from a seventeenth-century high status English household, Ferryland, Newfoundland. (Graduated 2009)
Arthur R. Clausnitzer Jr. Thesis title: "As well as any beere": The seventeenth-century brewhouse and bakery at Ferryland, Newfoundland (Graduated 2011)
Thomas E.G.S Cromwell. Thesis title: The new fort : an examination of the design and construction of an 18th-century fort in Placentia, Newfoundland (Graduated 2011)
Jennifer Comeau. Thesis title: Foodways of the 16th-Century French Fisherman at Ferryland, Newfoundland. (in progress)
Sarah Ingram. Thesis title: "By Which So Much Happiness Is Produced": An Analysis of the Seventeenth-Century Tavern at Ferryland, Newfoundland (in progress)
Kyla Hynes. (2006): Tuscan Export Olive Oil Jars: A case study of a late eighteenth-century jar found in Bareneed, Newfoundland.
Abbey Flower. (2006): All Work and No Play: An archaeological analysis of simple pastimes in Early Modern Newfoundland.
Young, Jaclyn. (2007): Kirke and his Curios: An examination of seventeenth-century Curiosity Collecting at Ferryland, Newfoundland.
Jennifer Gushue. (2008): Concerning the Healthfulness of this Countrie: Health, Hygiene and Medical Practices in seventeenth-century Newfoundland.
Margaret James. (2009): Death and Christianity in the New World: An examination of Christian Burials in 17th- century Atlantic settlements.
Kathleen Elwood. (2009): Sparking an Interest in the Past: An examination of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century gunflints from Ferryland Newfoundland.
Tessa DeRoo. (2009): All the King's Ponies: The story of Ferryland's Horses as told by their furnishings.
Sarah Matte. (2011): Telling time in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Colonial North America.
Catherine Hawkins. (2012): English Border Ware Ceramics at Ferryland, Newfoundland.
David Graham. (2012): Where once they stood...and dropped things: Answering Questions about Frenchmen's Island (ClAl-1) through an artifact analysis.
Meaghan Whalley. (in progress): The Conservation of Nineteenth Century Waterlogged Archaeological Cork.
Historical Archaeology Lab (Queen's College, MUN)
My graduate students conduct some of their artifact analyses in my historical archaeology lab at Queen's College. The lab has several tables for layout space; a small library of material on clay tobacco pipes, glass and ceramics; a computer; and a compact photography studio with tripod and scales.
Ferryland Collections Room (Ferryland, Newfoundland)
Student's researching artifact assemblages from the archaeological site at Ferryland will have access to the extensive collection of 16th- to 19th-century material housed in our collection's storage room at Ferryland, Newfoundland. Two decades of excavation at Ferryland has unearthed one of the best collections of 17th-century material culture in North America. Our faunal collection (mostly from the 17th century) is contained within a separate storage facility in the same building.
Clausnitzer, Arthur R. and Barry C. Gaulton
2013 The 17th-century Brewhouse and Bakery at Ferryland, Newfoundland. Northeast Historical Archaeology, 41 (accepted for publication, winter 2013).
Gaulton, Barry C.
2013 The commercial development of Newfoundland's English Shore: The Kirke Family at Ferryland (1638-1696). In Exploring Atlantic Transitions: Archaeologies of Permanence and Transience in New Found Lands. Edited by Peter E. Pope and Shannon Lewis-Simpson. Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Monograph no. 7, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell and Brewer (in press).
Tuck, James A and Barry C. Gaulton
2013 "The evolution of a seventeenth-century manor". In Glorious Empire: Archaeology and the Tudor-Stuart Atlantic World. Edited by Eric Klingelhofer. Oxbow Books.
Miller, Aaron F, John D. Krugler, Barry C. Gaulton and James I. Lyttleton
2011 "Over Shoes over Boots": Lord Baltimore's final days in Ferryland, Newfoundland. Journal of Early American History 1:167-182.
Gaulton, Barry C.
2009 Canada. Journal of the Academie Internationale de la Pipe 2: 33-36.
Gaulton, Barry C. and Aaron F. Miller
2009 Edward Wynne's The Brittish India or A Compendious Discourse tending to Advancement (circa 1630/31). Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, 24 (1): 111-137.
Temple, Blair and Barry C. Gaulton
2008 "A Fashionable Tailor on Water Street": nineteenth-century tailor's chalks from St. John's, Newfoundland. Northeast Historical Archaeology, 37: 75-88.
2006 The Kirke House at Ferryland: Gentry Life in seventeenth-century Newfoundland. In From the Arctic to Avalon: Papers in Honour of Jim Tuck, edited by Lisa Rankin and Peter Ramsden, pp. 165-174. BAR International Series 1507. Oxford.
Mathias, Cathy, Matthew Carter, Barry Gaulton and Mike Tubrett
2003 Metallurgic analysis of slag samples from a seventeenth-century blacksmith shop in Ferryland, Newfoundland. Material History Review 58:67-73.
Tuck, James A and Barry Gaulton
2002 "Terra Sigillata from a seventeenth-century settlement in Newfoundland" In Ceramics in America, volume 2, edited by Robert Hunter, pp. 202-204. University Press of New England. Hanover and London.
Tuck, James A., Barry Gaulton and Matthew Carter
1999 A Glimpse of the Colony of Avalon. In Old and New Worlds, edited by R.L. Michael, pp. 147-154. Oxbow Books. Oxford.
2012 A Terraced Village at 'Avalon': The Construction and Evolution of George Calvert's 1621 Colony at Ferryland, Newfoundland. Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, St. John's, Newfoundland.
2011 Exploring the Changes in Economics and Architecture at Ferryland, Newfoundland (1621-1696). Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, Utica, New York.
2011 Transhumant European Forager-Fishers in Seventeenth-Century Newfoundland: Preliminary Interpretations from Sunnyside 1. Society for Historical Archaeology, Austin, Texas.
2010 Consolidating Settlement: Life after the Calverts, the Kirke family at Ferryland (1638-1696). Society for Post Medieval Archaeology, St. John's, Newfoundland.
2009 George Calvert's Mansion House at Ferryland, Newfoundland: A seventeenth-century domestic complex built for an English Lord. Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Canada