1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Beatrix J.Y.M. Arendt

Ph.D. Alumni

My dissertation project is on the archaeological study of cultural interactions of German Moravian missionaries and Inuit peoples in the 18th and 19th centuries, in Labrador, Canada.

I investigate how material remains within households changed or remained the same after the arrival of the missionaries, and whether this also serves as an indication for ideological changes. I also plan to incorporate a community archaeology program that will provide a cultural experience for Inuit high school students.

Specializations

Inuit; missions,  colonialism; household archaeology; community archaeology; Labrador, Canada.