Simon Newcombe

Previous Education

B.A. (Archaeology & Medieval Studies), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2013


Dr. Barry Gaulton


Military archaeology, conflict archaeology, historical archaeology, medieval archaeology, arms and armour, 'otherness' in the archaeological record.

Research Statement

My thesis research revolves around the assemblage of artifacts from the 18th century military installation on Bois Island located off the coast of Ferryland, Newfoundland. Through correlation with the historic record and an analysis of the varied and numerous artifacts I hope to draw conclusions regarding daily life on the island and military life in 18th century 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