From the Reynolds Files: South Arm 1

Our colleague, Ken Reynolds, worked in the Provincial Archaeology Office (PAO) for more than 20 years and in that time visited large portions of this Province searching for archaeology sites. Many of the sites he found are only known within PAO records such as the site discussed in this post, South Arm 1. The area … Continue reading From the Reynolds Files: South Arm 1

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Religion in the Archaeological Record

Religion and its associated rituals is 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

Beyond Indian Point: History and Archaeology of the Northeast Arm of Red Indian Lake, Part 3

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

Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake: Part 2

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

Archaeology and the Beothuk at Indian Point, Red Indian Lake: Part 1

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, Palaeoeskimo and Recent Indian 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

Fieldwork 2015

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.

Canadian Archaeological Association: 47th Annual Meeting

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