Labrador Institute Field School

Preserving the past in the present to prepare for the future!

The 2018 Labrador Institute Field School took place in Upper Lake Melville, Labrador from July 2-August 3, 2018.  Participants developed skills valuable in the humanties, sciences, and social sciences through the study of place and heritage. 

The Labrador Institute Research Station in North West River was the facility used for the field school. 

Instructor:Dr. Scott Neilsen

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Students received credit for these two Memorial University courses during the 5-week program: 

Principles of Archaeology (Arch 2480):  Principles of Archaeology is an introduction to archaeological techniques, methodology and theory. Lectures cover the development of the discipline, techniques of survey and excavation, methods of analysis and the interpretation of prehistory.

Archaeological Field School Orientation (Arch 3583): Archaeological Field School Orientation is designed to familiarize students with field and laboratory techniques. Students will learn about research design and the methodologies involved in archaeological site survey and mapping. Students will be instructed in the identification of archaeological sites, completion of site inventory forms, the use of surveying instruments, and the creation of accurate site maps, using these instruments as well as the concepts associated with archaeological excavation, mapping, recording and photography. Finally, students will be given basic instruction in artifact identification, processing and cataloguing.

Please see the field school pamphlet for more information regarding participation, course content, and fees.


Labrador Institute

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