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Beothuk and Maritime Archaic aDNA results meeting

Over the last 10 years, a research group from Memorial University and McMaster University have been working toward gaining further insight into the genetics and lifeways of Beothuk and Maritime Archaic populations in Newfoundland and Labrador. As a direct result … Continue reading

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2017 NLAS Fieldtrip to the Bordeaux site

A great day and an energetic hike out along the beautiful trail to Bordeaux Head last Saturday, September 2nd. Though we found numerous beach-strewn waterworn lithics from the former Dorset site, there was no evidence of any in-situ deposits. Our … Continue reading

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2017 NLAS Fieldtrip

Planned Itinerary Depart from Queen’s College 9 am; Carpooling encouraged. If you do not have a ride, let us know and we’ll try to match you up with one. Meet at Robin’s Donuts in Arnold’s Cove at 10:30 4km hike … Continue reading

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UPDATE Closure of Important Parks Canada Archaeological Facility

UPDATE We were happy to learn early last month that this facility will now remain open. This is great news for archaeology in this area. We hope that our letter (see below) played some small role in this reversal. Federal … 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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