Religion and its associated rituals are a very personal thing to most people but it is an important thing for archaeologists to understand. Religion guides people and entire cultures through numerous aspects of everyday life from how they handle death to how they relate to the natural world. While being mostly intangible, religion can be … Continue reading Religion in the Archaeological Record
In the previous two posts (part 1 is here and part 2 is here) we looked at Indian Point on Red Indian Lake. This time we turn our attention to other sites and historic occurrences at various other locations on the northeast arm of Red Indian Lake. This post was written by a colleague who … Continue reading Beyond Indian Point: History and Archaeology of the Northeast Arm of Red Indian Lake, Part 3
This post is part two of 'Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake' continued from two weeks ago. The previous post can be seen here. In 1980 the Historic Resources Division, Department of Culture, Recreation and Youth began a multi-year project simply entitled the Beothuk Project. The purpose of the early phase … Continue reading Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake: Part 2
The history of Red Indian Lake is intimately tied to the aboriginal occupation of the Island of Newfoundland. Based on artifacts recovered we know the site was used by Archaic, Pre-Inuit and Recent Period period peoples. As well, there is plenty of evidence for Beothuk and Mi'kmaq use of the lake in the historic period. … Continue reading Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake: Part 1
I had another great year writing posts about Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeology. But, now it's time for me to do what most archaeologists love to do. Go out into the field and excavate or find more sites. This blog will be on hiatus until September, 2015. Thanks for your interest.
The 47th annual meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA) was held in St. John's last week. The CAA was founded in 1968. Membership includes professional, avocational and student archaeologists, as well as individuals of the general public of any country, who are interested in furthering the objectives of the Association. These objectives are: To … Continue reading Canadian Archaeological Association: 47th Annual Meeting
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 … Continue reading What is the …most interesting …oldest …nicest …weirdest artifact you ever found?