Spade & the Grave

death and burial through an archaeological lens


Spade & the Grave is a place to explore the often avoided topics of death / dying / burial through the lens of archaeology. Archaeologists are faced with human mortality regularly through research, excavation, and often face to face encounters with the dead. As a result, this connection seems only natural.

Robyn is an archaeologist and illustrator from British Columbia, whose current research area is historical mortuary / landscape archaeology. She is finishing her Masters at Memorial University of Newfoundland, examining the spatial relationship between early 17th-century colonial burial grounds and settlements.

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