Archaeology & Tourism

The Provincial Archaeology Office (PAO) is part of the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation (TCR), Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The PAO is the regulatory agency for all archaeology conducted on provincial land within the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The PAO are responsible for archaeological site management and protection; archaeological permitting; review of … Continue reading Archaeology & Tourism


The Dating Game Part 2: Newfoundland

Two weeks ago I went through the earliest and latest dates for the precontact cultures of Labrador, for this post I’ll look at the precontact cultures of Newfoundland. As previously discussed, who and when are two of the most basic questions in archaeology. The question of who is generally understood in Newfoundland and Labrador. The … Continue reading The Dating Game Part 2: Newfoundland


Archaeologists are often presented mysteries or puzzles by the general public.  In fact of the ~5000 known sites in the province a lot of them were found by members of the general public.  There are usually two types of people who bring puzzles to archaeologists, those who know they've found something but they don't know … Continue reading Graffiti

West St. Modeste

There are nearly 5000 recorded archaeological sites in Newfoundland and Labrador.  They range in size from large precontact Aboriginal sites like Port au Choix or Nulliak Cove to very small spot finds of just an artifact or two.  There are huge European sites like those at L'anse aux Meadows, Red Bay or Ferryland and smaller European sites that consist of … Continue reading West St. Modeste