Creating a community archaeology in Nain

Fay, Amelia E. M. (2008) Creating a community archaeology in Nain. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Community-based approaches have become increasingly common within the discipline of archaeology, employing a variety of different research methods. This thesis explores how a community archaeology framework can be adapted and applied to research involving the community of Nain in northern Labrador. With increased interest in the north, the newly appointed Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve (2007) and recently formed Nunatsiavut Government (2005), Nain is experiencing an influx of researchers and government interest due to its location as the northernmost community in Labrador and its prominence within Nunatsiavut's structure. As such, Nain is an ideal community in which to explore the potential for future involvement in archaeological research and collaboration with university researchers. -- This thesis presents the results of interviews with community Elders and general opinions on the practice of archaeology in the region and future involvement with the community. The creation of a website, North of Nain Archaeology, provides information on current researchers and their projects within the region and will hopefully increase interest in the potential for collaborative projects in the future.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 9068
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 108-122).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2008
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador--Nain
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Archaeology--Research--Newfoundland and Labrador--Nain--Citizen participation; Excavations (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Nain; Nain (N.L.)--Antiquities

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