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Faculty and Staff

Faculty

Mario Blaser    

Mario Blaser
Associate Professor
Tier II Canada Research Chair of Aboriginal Studies

Interests: indigenous politics; ontology; the study of science and technology.
Email: mblaser@mun.ca
       
       
Meghan Burchell    

Meghan Burchell
Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator
Adjunct Assistant Professor, McMaster University

Interests: coastal landscapes; isotope analysis; sclerochronology; geochemical applications in archaeology; climate proxies; hunter-gatherers; mortuary archaeology; gender and archaeology.
Email: mburchell [@] mun.ca
       
       
Mike Deal     Michael Deal
Professor


Interests:
ethnoarchaeology; paleoethnobotany; industrial and aviation archaeology; ceramics; Eastern Canada; Mesoamerica.
Email: mdeal@mun.ca

       
       
Barry Gaulton    

Barry Gaulton
Associate Professor
Department Head

Interests: historical archaeology; vernacular architecture; material culture; military archaeology; maritime archaeology; transhumance; Eastern North America and Newfoundland.
Email: bgaulton@mun.ca
       
       
Vaughan Grimes    

Vaughan Grimes
Associate Professor, Cross-appointed to Department of Earth Sciences                  

Interests: archaeological science; biomolecular archaeology; human skeletal biology; isotope-based analytical methodologies (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and strontium); influence of culture, biological adaptations and climate change on subsistence, settlement, migration and mobility patterns in the past.
Email: vgrimes@mun.ca
       
       
   

Catherine Losier
Assistant Professor

Interests: historical archaeology, French colonies, Atlantic colonial world, material culture studies, cultural interaction, colonial economies
Email: closier@mun.ca

       
       
Oscar Moro Abadia    

Oscar Moro Abadía
Associate Professor

Interests: history of science; history of archaeology; the history and epistemology of Paleolithic art research.
Email: omoro@mun.ca

       
       
Scott Nielsen    

Scott Neilsen
Assistant Professor
Department of Archaeology/Labrador Institute

Interests: indigenous people of Eastern Quebec and Labrador; the long-term history of small-scale societies around the world and the impact that climate, environment and policy has had on them.
Email: scott.neilsen@mun.ca
       
       
Peter Pope     Peter E. Pope
Honorary Research Professor

Recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Research, 2001-2002
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Interests
: the historical archaeology of the early modern Atlantic world; the salt cod fishery in Atlantic Canada.
Email: ppope@mun.ca
       
       
Dr. Lisa Rankin     Lisa Rankin
Associate Professor
Recipient of President's Award for Outstanding Graduate Supervision 2013

Interests: Post-medieval cultural encounters in the archaeological record between Labrador Inuit and Europeans, and interactions between Northeastern Indigenous populations over the past several Millennia; hunter-gatherers; interaction; landscapes; settlement patterns; eastern Sub-Arctic.
Email: lrankin@mun.ca
       
       
Peter Whitridge    

Peter J. Whitridge
Associate Professor

Interests: Hunter-gatherer archaeology, zooarchaeology, social relations, spatial analysis, gender, theory; Arctic.
Email: whitridg@mun.ca
       
       

Professor Emeritus

James Tuck
       

Cross-appointed Faculty

Trevor Bell (Geography)
Marica Cassis (History)
Neil Kennedy (History)
       

Lecturers & Sessional Instructors

 

Latonia Hartery
Shannon Lewis-Simpson
Tim Rast

       

Former Faculty

Stuart C. Brown
Sonja Jerkic
Priscilla Renouf
       

Conservation and Curation of Collections

Maria Lear
Donna Teasdale
       

Postdoctoral researcher

Latonia Hartery
       

Staff

    Fran Banfield
Administrative Program Assistant
       
    Karen C. Woosley
Administrative Secretary
       
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