Groswater Palaeoeskimo update

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 … Continue reading Groswater Palaeoeskimo update

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What is the …most interesting …oldest …nicest …weirdest artifact you ever found?

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 the questions to several of my colleagues. Below are our answers. A colleague … Continue reading What is the …most interesting …oldest …nicest …weirdest artifact you ever found?

Hot Rocks and the Maritime Archaic Indians: Heat treating chert

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 Palaeoeskimo house pits and, for the first time on the west … Continue reading Hot Rocks and the Maritime Archaic Indians: Heat treating chert