NEW Employment Opportunity - PCIs Fall 2018

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

  • ARCH 1000: Intro to Archaeology and Bioarchaeology
  • ARCH 2480: Principles of Archaeology
  • ARCH 3020: What is Human?

Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more details. Closing date 30 June 2018.

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Dr. Lisa Rankin recognized for distinguished scholarship

In recognition of her pioneering research in southern Labrador,  Dr. Lisa Rankin is the recipient of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 2018 Dean's Award for Distinguished Scholarship.

Since 2001, Dr. Rankin has developed strong community-university partnerships with the Labrador Inuit. With an exceptional track record of funding success and publications of international significance, Dr. Rankin's work is particularly important for the sustained and positive outcomes seen at the community level.

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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.

CONGRATULATIONS on a super achievement!

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Department of Archaeology

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000