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.


Oh the thinks you can think! – Trinity and Ryan’s Store

Within five kilometres of the community of Trinity there are 39 recorded archaeological sites. These include sites with European (English, French) and European descendant components (Newfoundlander) dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries. There are also a few sites with Precontact components and one with a Dorset Palaeoeskimo component. Those sites include the remains … Continue reading Oh the thinks you can think! – Trinity and Ryan’s Store

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

Just another day for archaeology

Recent construction activity in downtown St. John's around Temperance Street has generated a lot of interest in archaeology. There have been at least three stories on various media websites as well as reports on the radio and the local evening news. I suspect this heightened interest is due to the recent demolition of two historic … Continue reading Just another day for archaeology

Northern Peninsula Heritage Inventory

I recently came across the photos and slides from a survey I led in the summer of 2000 that I thought would be interesting to share. I spent that summer surveying a large area of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland extending from Crémaillère Harbour in the south to Quirpon Island in the north and as … Continue reading Northern Peninsula Heritage Inventory

Guns and gun parts on archaeology sites

On November 6, 2014 Cultural Resource Program Manager, Eva Jensen working in the Great Basin National Park (USA) noticed an object leaning on a Juniper tree. Getting a closer look she discovered that the object was a rifle. Further inspection and research revealed that it was a Winchester Model 1873 Rifle. This story got me thinking … Continue reading Guns and gun parts on archaeology sites

The Prince, the merchant and the Pegasus at Little St. Lawrence

In 2006 a heritage inventory survey was conducted on the Burin Peninsula. Prior to this project just 19 archaeological sites had been registered on the peninsula and only four archaeologists had conducted work there. The heritage inventory survey added another 11 registered sites to the total for the Peninsula. The heritage inventory was conducted over … Continue reading The Prince, the merchant and the Pegasus at Little St. Lawrence