HSS Researcher of the Month: Dr. Vaughan Grimes

Would you like to know more about what inspires our faculty?

This month's HSS Researcher of the Month is our own Dr. Vaughan Grimes, a bioarchaeologist whose research interests include biomolecular archaeology, human evolution and osteology, radiocarbon dating and archaeological geophysics. 

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NEW Employment Opportunity

The Department of Archaeology invites applications from individuals interested in teaching the following undergraduate course in the Spring Semester 2018.

  • ARCH 2481-081- Ancient Civilization of the Americas

Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more details. Closing date 28 Feb 2018.

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Field Schools 2018

The Department will be offering two field schools during the summer of 2018.

The MUN Archaeology Field School will take place at Anse à Bertrand located just outside the city of Saint-Pierre on the French islands of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, between June 25th and August 3rd, 2018. Led by Dr. Catherine Losier, the school will continue to investigate the 17-18th century European fishing rooms established at the cove.

The Labrador Institute Field School will take place in Upper Lake Melville, Labrador from July 2nd to August 3rd, 2018. Led by Dr. Scott Neilsen, students will participate in a variety of archaeological activities in the field and classroom, including the excavation of a 3,000-year-old campsite in Sheshatshiu, Labrador.

Visit the Field School webpage for more information about participation, course content, and fees.

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MUN students win SHA 2018 Ethics Bowl

A team of MUN archaeology undergraduates has won the Society for Historical Archaeology's 5th Annual Student Ethics Bowl. The team, comprising  Maryssa Barras, Mallory Champagne, Christine Conlan, Jazpyn Osmond and Chanelle Zaphiropolous, won the competition which was hosted by the SHA 2018 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology held in New Orleans, Louisiana between Jan 3-7, 2018.

Read more in the Gazette.

CONGRATLATIONS on a super achievement!

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