Field School 2014: Archaeology of the First World War

Do you want to learn archaeological field and lab methods? Would you like to participate in the actual excavation of an archaeological site? Would you like to earn credit for three courses while doing so? If so join us for the 2013 Field School that is being held by the Department of Archaeology.

In 1914, the British Royal Navy built a top secret wireless station on the outskirts of St. John's, Newfoundland for the purposes of intercepting secret German naval transmissions and tracking ships in distress. The building (now the Admiralty House Museum in Mount Pearl) is the last of 13 such stations built around the world during the Great War. The 2013 field school will focus on in the survey, testing and excavation of several locations at the site. Students will gain valuable experience in archival research, archaeological field and lab procedures, conservation techniques and community-based archaeology.

Dates: May 6th to August 7th, 2013

Course credits:

  • ARCH 3583 (field school orientation);
  • ARCH 3585-3586 (two credit field school course).

Contact: Karen Woosley (ph. 709-864-3210) or (Email: