Andrew Collins


Dr. Lisa Rankin


Inuit-European contact and exchange, material culture, ceramics, historical archaeology.

Research Statement

My M.A. thesis is directed towards an understanding of the acquisition, movement and use of European ceramic goods by the Inuit on the Labrador coast during the 17th and 18th centuries. In particular, I aim to analyze and compare the ceramic assemblages from Sandwich Bay, on the South Coast, to assemblages from Central and Northern Labrador such as those at Eskimo Island. By doing this, I hope to gain a better understanding of how Labrador Inuit were obtaining and distributing European goods, what role the Sandwich Bay Inuit played in this exchange, and also to explore the broader social implications this information may have for Labrador Inuit.





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