Shortly after distributing this post last week I was contacted by two different archaeologists both of whom pointed out things in this post that required correcting, which I am happy to do. After all, the point of this blog is to distribute information about this province’s past and I want that to be as accurate as […]Read More Groswater Pre-Inuit update
When I tell folks I am an archaeologist I usually hear the same questions ‘What is the …most interesting …oldest …nicest …weirdest artifact you ever found?’ I thought for this blog post I could try to answer these questions. I also sent questions to several of my colleagues. Below are our answers. A colleague told […]Read More What is the …most interesting …oldest …nicest …weirdest artifact you ever found?
In 1996, I went on my first archaeological excavation. The archaeologist in charge was David Reader. The year before he had found a culturally mixed precontact Aboriginal site outside Cox’s Cove on Newfoundland’s west coast. The site turned out to have Groswater & Dorset Pre-Inuit house pits and, for the first time on the west […]Read More Hot Rocks and the Maritime Archaic: Heat treating chert