Want to learn how to illustrate archaeological artifacts like a pro? Sign up for our next NLAS workshop. We’ll provide the materials and teach you what to do… no previous experience necessary. Cost: $10 for members, and $35 for members. Email us to reserve your spot!
The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society (NLAS) is preparing for the next Community Collections Archaeological Research Project (CCARP) which is to be completed over the next six months. While the NLAS Board of Directors has several collections in mind for the upcoming CCARP we are always looking for more ideas. Do you know of a private collection that has not yet been catalogued? Do you think the person who has the collection would be open to loaning it to the NLAS to have it catalogued? If you know of a collection please contact the NLAS. firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous CCARP reports can be seen here.
Interested in trying your hand at being an archaeologist? Now you can with the Colony of Avalon Archaeologist for a Day program. This full day program is happening from June 27 to August 11, 2016. The cost for registration is $124.99 + HST (Lunch Included). However, NLAS members get a discount, your cost will be $100 + HST (Lunch Included). To book this exciting adventure phone 709-432-3200 or 1-877-326-5669 toll free. Email: email@example.com
See the poster below for more details.
Don’t forget your sunscreen, bug spray and fedora!
If you are a NLAS member and want to participate in this program you need to indicate your NLAS membership to the Colony of Avalon folks at the time of booking to avail of the discount!
Have you been to the NLAS Cafe Press store lately? We have some good looking and useful items for sale. With each purchase you’ll have the benefit of knowing that you’re helping the Society.
Since spring takes such a long time to come to Newfoundland, we thought we’d give it a bit more time to fully arrive by extending our Spring Fling membership drive until the first week of May.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society (NLAS) is keen on engaging with private collectors of archaeological material. Under the Community Collections Archaeological Research Project (CCARP) the NLAS hopes to locate and record these private collections as well as facilitate public education and awareness of heritage and archaeological resources. The attached PDF report and photo gallery showcases artifacts collected by Baxter Andrews on Cape Island in Cape Freels, Newfoundland, between 1953 and 2010. Seventeen artifacts were surfaced collected by Mr. Andrews from eroding sand banks during walks along the beach with his wife Bernice. The artifacts represent six precontact cultures including: Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset Palaeoeskimo, Cow Head Recent Indian, Beaches Recent Indian, and Little Passage Recent Indian-Beothuk. This is the second collection catalogued under CCARP.
It’s important to note that collecting artifacts is contrary to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Historic Resources Act. With this project, the NLAS does not condone the future collection of artifacts, but rather, it serves as a mechanism which allows existing collections to be shared for educational purposes.
The Community Collections Archaeological Research Project was funded through the Cultural Economic Development Program – Heritage, Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development. The work was carried out by John Andrew Campbell, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Baxter Andrews Collection photo gallery
On Monday, March 7th, John Andrew Campbell will be in Wesleyville giving a free public talk at Norton’s Cove Studio at 7PM. He’ll be sharing the latest Community Collections Archaeological Research Project; The Baxter Andrews Archaeology Collection. If you are in the area, please stop by and check out the collection!
We are hosting a GIS workshop on Saturday, March 12. Learn how to use a free GIS program to overlay aerial photos or old maps, import GIS layers from the web or ArcGIS, or map out a survey.
JOB POSTING – EXTENDED DEADLINE
In order to complete the 2015 project the NLAS is looking for a graduate student in archaeology or someone with equivalent experience who is willing to work for us and analyze a collection of pre-contact lithic artifacts from the Bonavista Bay area. We would prefer if the applicants had some Public speaking experience and a comfort with the media (print, radio, tv). Priority will be given to archaeologists who are early in their career. The project will run from November 30, 2015 to March 1, 2016. Salary is based on 15 days work at $15/hr. Travel, accommodation, and a per diem are covered for a two day return trip from St. John’s to Lumsden, NL. Please see the attached PDF Terms of Reference for details.
LETTERS OF INTEREST along with a CV and REFERENCES are to be submitted by e-mail by 4 p.m., November 23, 2015 to:
On November 5, the Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society held a symposium in honour of the 100th anniversary of James P. Howley’s book, “The Beothucks or Red Indians”. Our keynote speaker for the evening was Mr. Gerald Penney who presented a lecture entitled James P. Howley, “the birth of Newfoundland archaeology, and the end of history” (PDF). After his presentation the NLAS had a discussion on the book and the role it has played in our understanding of the Beothuk. The NLAS gathered some of the foremost Beothuk research specialists in archaeology, history, and historic site tourism, to discuss the contributions that this volume has made to our understanding of the Beothuk people and culture. This portion of the evening was hosted by Dr. Donald Holly. The whole event was recorded and is now available on our YouTube channel.