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 is responsible for archaeological site management and protection; archaeological permitting; review of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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