Tag Archives: archaeology

Zeroing in on Inuit origins through archaeology and ethnography

Scott Rufolo reports on his transition from falafel to fermented walrus, all in the name of uncovering the past. Continue reading

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Solving the mystery of a metal-oxide coating threatening to cover Mi’kmaq Petroglyphs in Nova Scotia

Aaron Lussier reports on a high-tech effort to solve the mysterious origins of a metal-oxide coating threatening petroglyphs in Kejimkujik National Park. Continue reading

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Understanding Sir John Franklin, Then and Now

A manager of artefacts from Sir John Franklin’s last expedition (1845) considers some relevant museum objects and reflects on the cultural mythos built around Franklin’s life. Continue reading

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Telling the Story of the Final Franklin Expedition Here at the Museum

Objects from the last landfall of Sir John Franklin’s tragic voyage (1845–1848) provide an intimate look at the experience of the stranded men, as told through their personal items and equipment. Continue reading

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