Finding Archaeology Sites

One of the questions I’m often asked is how archaeologists find sites. While there is no one particular way, sometimes it is as simple as just using a shovel to dig holes while being guided by our experience and education. For example, in 1997 I participated in archaeological testing of the area around Bird Cove […]

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Don’t forget your shovel: archaeology surveys

Currently, there are about 3500-recorded archaeology sites in Labrador and just over 2000 on the Island, many of which were found during archaeological surveys. Archaeology surveys, in various forms, have been ongoing in the province since the late 19th century, conducted by university professors, museum staff, archaeology consultants, government employees, and graduate students from various […]

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