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Closure of Important Parks Canada Archaeological Facility

The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society is saddened to learn of Parks Canada’s continuing plans to close their Archaeology Lab in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This purpose-built facility was opened in 2009, specifically designed to preserve, house, and protect the archaeological … Continue reading

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CCARP 2016 Artifact Display

The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society (NLAS) Community Collections Archaeological Research Project (CCARP) for 2016 was based on a collection of historic and pre-contact artifacts collected from the North Coast of Labrador. It includes 11 stone tools, 7 kaolin pipes … Continue reading

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2017 NLAS Heritage Fair Award Winner

The NLAS has developed a Heritage Fair award called the First Peoples Award. The inaugural winner was Isaiah Pamak. He won for his project titled “Aftermath of the Spanish Flu”, which detailed the impacts the flu had in Labrador. Isaiah … Continue reading

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CCARP 2016

The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society (NLAS) Community Collections Archaeological Research Project (CCARP) for 2016 was based on a collection of historic and pre-contact artifacts collected from the North Coast of Labrador. It includes 11 stone tools, 7 kaolin pipes … Continue reading

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Spring Fling Membership Drive 2017

Last year’s Spring Fling Membership Drive was such a success that we’re offering it again this year! Renew your membership or become a member for the first time and receive a free publication until April 30th.  

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In Memory of Ken Reynolds

The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society is truly saddened to learn of the passing of Ken Reynolds, of the Provincial Archaeology Office. With Ken’s death, we have lost both a great friend and a wonderful colleague, whose encyclopedic, broad-ranging knowledge … Continue reading

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CCARP Terms of Reference for 2016-2017

The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society (NLAS) seeks an archaeologist to catalogue an archaeological collection from Labrador for its 2016/2017 Community Collections Archaeological Research Project (CCARP). This will be the fourth CCARP produced by the NLAS, which is supported by … Continue reading

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NLAS AGM & Public Lecture On Viking Studies in Newfoundland and Labrador

Join the NLAS  for  a free public lecture by Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson of Memorial University. The title of her lecture is: How Many Spindle Whorls do You Need to Spin a Yarn? Viking Studies in Newfoundland and Labrador This event will be November 10, 2016 … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunities!

Volunteer Opportunities! Come Meet us October 26th Drop by Big Ben’s Pub in Churchill Square in St. John’s on Wednesday, October 26th from 4:30pm on for a casual meet-and-greet with some of our current board members and learn more about … Continue reading

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International Archaeology Day and the Bill Melbourne Collection

International Archaeology Day is held each year on the third Saturday of October. International Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Every October archaeological organizations across Canada, the United States, and abroad present archaeological programs … Continue reading

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