The Department of Archaeology offers Undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D programs in archaeology and bioarchaeology. It also offers the only Ph.D program in historical archaeology in Canada, outside of Québec. Research topics are diverse and include hunter-gatherer studies, ethnoarchaeology and palaeoethnobotany.
Current faculty-led research projects and areas of interest include:
- Indigenous politics, ontology and the study of science and technology (Dr. Mario Blaser)
- environmental archaeological sciences, geochemistry, shell middens and sclerochronology (Dr. Meghan Burchell)
- archaeology of the Maritime Provinces, paleoethnobotany and ethnoarchaeology (Dr. Michael Deal)
- archaeoentomology, palaeoecology, and human-environment interactions in circumpolar North America and the North Atlantic Islands (Dr. Véronique Forbes)
- historical archaeology of the early English colonial presence in northeastern North America (Dr. Barry Gaulton)
- bioarchaeology and human subsistence, settlement and mobility (Dr. Vaughan Grimes)
- historical archaeology of the French colonies in the circum-Caribbean and North Atlantic (Dr. Catherine Losier)
- history of science and archaeology, and the history and epistemology of Palaeolithic art research (Dr. Oscar Moro Abadía)
- archaeology of the Indigenous peoples of Eastern Québec and Labrador (Dr. Scott Neilsen)
- ethnicity, identity and cultural interactions in precontact and post-medieval North Atlantic (Dr. Lisa Rankin)
- precontact Inuit bodies, dwellings, landscapes, and human-animal relations (Dr. Peter Whitridge)
For more information visit our Faculty page to see what our professors are up to and the facilities and resources available. Check out our Graduate Student Profiles to see what our current students are working on.