- PhD, Memorial University (in progress)
- MA, Memorial University, 2006
- BA, St. Thomas University, 2000
- Assistant professor, Department of Archaeology/Labrador Institute
My primary focus is on the long-term history of indigenous people in eastern Quebec and Labrador, and their relations with one-another, settlers, visitors, government, and the environment. More generally, I am curious about the culture and history of small-scale societies from around the world, and the impact of climate, environment and policy on their immediate adaptations and long-term transformations. I am also interested in cultural resource management and archaeological and anthropological theory, and the history and role of these disciplines within society.
Tel: 709-497-3630, ext. 225
Office: Labrador Institute Research Station
219 Hamilton River Road
P.O. Box 490, Stn. B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0
2013 Neilsen. The River Runs Through It. Them Days. Invited article, special issue: Churchill River.
2010 Neilsen. A Story Told in Stone: Unearthing Ancient Artifacts near
Sheshatshiu, Labrador. Labrador Life 4(1): 14-18.
2009 Neilsen. A Critical review of the Relationship Between Innu and Inuit in Southern Labrador ca. 1500 to 1900 CE. Report on File with NunatuKavut Community Council, Labrador.
2006 Neilsen. Uncovering History in Labrador West. Labrador Life 1(1): 31-32.
2012 Neilsen. “Regrettably, still implicit…”. Paper presented at the 45th annual conference of the Canadian Archaeological Association. Montreal,
2010 Neilsen. Knowing your Place. Paper presented at the 43rd annual
conference of the Canadian Archaeology Association, Calgary, AB.
2008 Neilsen. Over the Hills and Far Away: Accounting for Nutshimit in the
archaeology of Coastal Labrador. Paper presented at the 74th Annual
Society for American Archaeology Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
2007 Neilsen. Two Worlds, One Life: straddling the line between Innu
Knowledge and Archaeology. Paper presented at the 40th annual
conference of the Canadian Archaeology Association. St. John’s, NL.
2005 Neilsen. Following in the Footsteps of Development: the revitalization of Intermediate (Amerindian) Period archaeology in Labrador. Paper presented at the 38th annual conference of the Canadian Archaeological Association, Naniamo, BC; and Labrador Exploration Symposium, Northwest River, NL.