It is with great sadness that Memorial University marks the passing of one of our finest teachers and researchers. Archaeology Dr. Priscilla Renouf passed away Friday, April 4, after a long battle with cancer.
A Tier I Canada Research Chair in North Atlantic Archaeology, the majority of Dr. Renouf's work was done on the Northern Peninsula, where she uncovered and reconstructed the 6,000-year-old human presence at Port au Choix.
Dr. Renouf was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Research 1992-1993.
The Telegram published an article about Dr. Renouf's passing on April 4.
On April 7, Terry French, minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, paid tribute to Dr. Renouf in the provincial House of Assembly. He said in part, "[Dr. Renouf] will be remembered as a major influence in the archaeology world, and her work in our province will remain a monumental contribution in understanding our own history in Newfoundland and Labrador."