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Adrian Morrison


Adrian Morrison

  • B.A. (Anthropology), Saint Mary’s University, 2009
  • M.A. (Historical Archaeology), Memorial University, 2014
  • Ph.D. (Historical Archaeology), Memorial University, in process

Research Interests

Historical archaeology; Northeastern North America; Nova Scotia; trades and industries; vernacular architecture; households; early modern capitalism.

Current Research

My current research examines an early eighteenth-century fishing and trading settlement located on the Canso Islands in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. In the 1720s and 30s, Canso emerged as an influential English fishing and trading community with far-reaching connections across Europe, and the Americas. My research looks at social structure and class division among the Islands’ inhabitants and situates the frontier outpost within broader historical and geographical contexts.

Conference Papers and Public Presentations

2013. From Workplace to Home Space: Archaeology at the James M. Rogers Sawmill. Nova Scotia Archaeology Society Annual Symposium. Halifax.

2013. James M. Rogers Sawmill: Post Fieldwork Presentation. FABS Talks (Memorial University Archaeology Department Lecture Series). St. John’s.

2012. A Mill Behind the House: An Archaeological Examination of the James M. Rogers Sawmill Council for Northeastern Historical Archaeology’s Annual Conference, St. John’s Newfoundland:

2012. Sawmilling in Nova Scotia: An Exploration in Industrial Archaeology. Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia. Halifax

2012 Various Methodologies in Industrial Archaeology. Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference. St. John’s

Publications/Research Reports

2014. From Workplace to Home Space: Archaeology at the James M. Rogers Sawmill, Scots Bay, Nova Scotia (BhDc-16). Masters Thesis, Memorial University.

2013 Archaeology at the James M. Rogers Sawmill, Scots Bay, Kings County. In Archaeology in Nova Scotia: 2012 News. Edited by Stephen Powell. Nova Scotia Museum: Halifax.

2013. Apple River Sawmill Site: Final Report. Halifax: Nova Scotia Museum

2013. James M. Rogers Sawmill Site (BhDc-16): Preliminary Report. Halifax: Nova Scotia Museum.