Melissa Burns

Previous Education

M.A. (Archaeology), Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2009
B.A. (Archaeology), Université Laval, 2006
B.A. (Anthropology), Université Laval, 2001


Dr. Peter Pope


Historical archaeology, social history and historical anthropology, French presence in Newfoundland and Canada, landscape archaeology, fisheries, whale hunters, archaeology of death and religious practices.

Research Statement

Taskscapes of the historic French seasonal fishing room of Champ Paya, Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland.



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