Field School

Labrador Institute Archaeological Field School 2019

The 2019 Archaeological Field School will take place in Upper Lake Melville, Labrador from July 1st to August 2nd, 2019. Students will participate in a variety of archaeological activities in the field and laboratory, including the excavation and analysis of a 3,000-year-old campsite in Sheshatshiu, Labrador.

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Students who complete the field school program will receive credit for two courses at Memorial University. For further information related to this unique educational experience, please contact the course instructor, Dr. Scott Neilsen, or the Archaeology Department on the St. John’s campus.

Please note in order to participate in the field school students must have completed ARCH 2583 Introduction to Applied Archaeology, or an equivalent course.

Contact: Dr. Scott Neilsen

Past Field Schools

Summer 2018: Excavating ‘The Pebble’, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon / Labrador Institute Archaeological Field School
Summer 2017: Excavating ‘The Pebble’, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Summer 2016: Tors Cove, Newfoundland
Summer 2014: O’Brien Farm, Pippy Park, St. John's
Summer 2013: Archaeology of the First World War, Admiralty House & Museum in Mount Pearl
Summer 2011: Sailor South (DeAj-05) Dorset Paleoeskimo site
Summers 2009 and 2010: Signal Hill
Summers 2002-2007: Fleur de Lys
Summers 1997, 1998 and 2000: St. John's Waterfront (PDF)
Summer 1995: The Beaches
Summers 1990 and 1993: Minas Basin Archaeological Project



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