Calum Brydon

Calum Brydon
Previous Education

B.A. Hons. (Archaeology), Memorial University, 2023


Dr. Barry Gaulton


Historical Archaeology, Landscape Analysis, Placentia, French Colonial Atlantic

Research Statement

My proposed research will focus on a primarily non-invasive survey of the Vieux Fort site and its surroundings in Placentia, Newfoundland. This will involve both mapping and a metal detector survey of the landscape surrounding the Vieux Fort and limited targeted test pitting to follow up on metal detector results. Significant consultation with historical sources and past archaeological research will also play an integral role in my research. This will allow a better understanding of the structure of the Vieux Fort and the features that surround it, while also contributing to the community of Placentia’s knowledge of their town’s heritage.