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- Archaeology of the New World
- First Nations Peoples and Cultures of British Columbia
- First Nations Peoples and Cultures of Canada
- Social & Cultural Anthropology
- Upcoming Courses: Cultural Resource Management Field School
Education: B.A. (U. Western Ontario), M.A. (Simon Fraser)
Professional Memberships: Member, B.C. Association of Professional Archaeologists
Interests: I have been working professionally in archaeology and anthropology since 1990; my first job was excavating a 350-year old Odawa fishing village on the beautiful shoreline of Georgian Bay in Ontario. From there, I continued on to finished an undergraduate degree in Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario, and a graduate degree in archaeology from Simon Fraser University. I have directed or worked on archaeological projects at buried Neutral and Ojibwa villages in Ontario, archaeological sites in the Northwest Territories, ancient shell middens and rock shelters in Baja California ( Mexico), and 7,000-year-old fishing camps, alpine sites, and cedar harvest sites in British Columbia and many sites and locations throughout British Columbia. I have mentored many new recruits to the field of archaeology over the years, as well as providing specialized training to archaeologists with many years of experience.
I will bring first-hand experience working in applied archaeology and anthropology to teaching. I have direct experience working with aboriginal peoples, cultures, and governments on projects ranging from real estate development to land claims research, and have worked through difficult issues such as conflicts between private property rights and aboriginal title. Taking a course with me will provide a glimpse of an exiting career in archaeology or anthropology that may lie ahead for Kwantlen students.