Labrador Institute Archaeology Field School 2020

Feb 11th, 2020

Dept. of Archaeology

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Labrador Institute Archaeology Field School 2020


The 2020 Labrador Institute Field School will take place in North West River, Labrador from June 29-July 31, 2020. Participants will develop skills valuable in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences through the study of place and heritage.

The Labrador Institute Research Station in North West River is the facility used for the field school. For more information about courses, please see Memorial's calendar descriptions:

  • ARCH 2480: Principles of Archaeology is an introduction to archaeological techniques, methodology and theory. Classes cover the development of the discipline, techniques of survey and excavation, and the main methods of archaeological analysis and interpretation.
  • ARCH 2583: Introduction to Applied Archaeology is designed to familiarize students with field and laboratory techniques. Students will learn about research design and the methodologies involved in archaeological site survey and excavation. Students will be instructed in the identification of archaeological sites, completion of site inventory forms, the use of surveying instruments, and the creation of accurate site maps, using these instruments as well as the concepts associated with archaeological excavation, mapping, recording and photography. Moreover, students will be given basic instruction in artifact identification, processing and cataloguing.

Instructor: Dr. Scott Neilsen

Follow the Archaeology in Sheshatshiu Facebook group for a recap of Summer 2017 and 2018!