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Artifact Reproductions by Tim Rast, Archaeologist, Newfoundland and Labrador
Artifact Reproductions by Tim Rast, Archaeologist, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Provincial Historic Sites Reproductions and Games
Red Ochre stained Beothuk knife reproduction Last week, I delivered an order of artifact reproductions and games to the folks at Provincial Historic Sites to use in interpretive programming.  One set was a collection of Beothuk hunting tools, including a kn...

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Harpoon Heads for Nunavik Sivunitsavut
Nearly 3000 years of Arctic Harpoon Head evolution I shipped a large order of harpoon heads and Dorset and Thule artifact reproductions to Nunavik Sivunitsavut , an Inuit post secondary school in Quebec.    The reproductions will be handled by students in t...

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Port au Choix Workshop and Deliveries
Dorset seal processing tools from Port au Choix Preparation for this weekend's workshop in Port au Choix is well under way.  I have a radio interview this morning and I'll be packing the car today with all of the rock and materials that we'll need for the t...

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Arctic Artifact Reproductions for Film
Reproduction knifes made from slate, whalebone, caribou bone, wood, antler, metal, rawhide, sinew, artificial sinew, red ochre, hide glue, and epoxy. This is the complete set of Inuit artifact reproductions that I made for a period TV production that will b...

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Fall Projects
Whalebone knife and slate knife I'm back in the workshop and filling orders.  I have a handful of requests for custom Arctic and Newfoundland and Labrador artifact reproductions.  These photos are in progress shots of a set of late 18th century tools that w...

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Fisher's Loft, Port Rexton
Lori overlooking the view beyond the two main buildings at Fishers' Loft Earlier this spring, Lori and I spent a few days at Fishers' Loft in Port Rexton.  We lucked into perfect weather and had a fantastic time hiking, dining, and exploring the surrounding...

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Kettle Lake Discovery Kit
A traveling exhibit for Canada's northermost National Park  Here's a look at the (very nearly) completed Kettle Lake Discovery Kit that was put together by Parks Canada to help tell the early archaeological story of Quttinirpaaq National Park on northern El...

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ARCH 4153 Field Trip to The Rooms
Touring the Archaeology vault at The Rooms, with Lori Temple (in green) I've been teaching ARCH 4153 Lithic Analysis this semester at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  A good part of the course was hands-on flintknapping , especially early in the semest...

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A few Arctic artifact reproductions
Harpoon heads and foreshaft I've been working one day a week and taking evening classes at Memorial University this semester.  This week is Reading Week, so I have a bit of a break from teaching and studying to focus on Elfshot again.  Rather than two days ...

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Arrows done and delivered
Ozark Turkey feathers and hand made steel arrowheads. The arrows I mentioned in the last blog post are finished and delivered now.  They are going to be used in a movie that is being filmed around St. John's in the coming weeks.  There are other arrows bein...
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