|Archaeology at Signal Hill|
|MUNArch Flintknapping workshop|
I don't think we need an archaeological society because there is a lack of archaeology being done in Newfoundland and Labrador, In fact, I think its the opposite. There is so much going on right now that its difficult to keep track of it all, and unless you happen to be on the inside of multiple specific organizations I think it would be impossible to keep track of everything that's going on. I try to pay attention to what is going on in archaeology in the Province, but last week I needed to 1) be a member of MUNArch, 2) be on the mailing list for former and current archaeology graduate students, 3) be friends with an archaeology research project on Facebook, and 4) attend an evening reception to find out about all of those different archaeology events which were of interest to me. They were all open to the public and all advertised to the people most interested in attending, but I think there may be room to draw together all of those sorts of separate happenings and all of the interested members of the public and archaeological community into one Archaeological Society for the Province.
|The shovel was a loaner, but I think I still have that trowel.|
underwater organization has formed within the past year). Times have changed and I think there are probably more archaeologists doing more archaeology in the Province now than at any time in the past.
What do you think? Is it necessary? Would it be beneficial? Are you interested in being involved? Leave a comment or send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see what we are missing, here are links to Archaeological Societies in other provinces across Canada:
1,2: Tim Rast
3: Screen grab from the Manitoba Archaeological Society website
4: Doris Rast
5: Screen grab from Archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador 1985