Faculty members are full-time members of the department who have considerable research expertise in their subject field. They supervise our graduate students, are members of professional organizations and university committees, participate in public events and are committed to the overall strength of the Department of Archaeology at Memorial University.
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Tier II Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies
Office: IIC 2003 (INCO building)
Telephone: (709) 864-6116
Research Interests: Indigenous politics, ontology, the study of science and technology.
Office: QC 2007
Telephone: (709) 864-8865
Research Interests: coastal landscapes, isotope analysis, sclerochronology, geochemical applications in archaeology, climate proxies, hunter-gatherers, mortuary archaeology, gender and archaeology.
Office: QC 2010
Telephone: (709) 864-8864
Research Interests: ethnoarchaeology, paleoethnobotany, industrial and aviation archaeology, ceramics, Eastern Canada, Mesoamerica.
Dr. Véronique Forbes
Beginning January 1, 2018
Research Interests: human-environment interactions in the circumpolar north, biogeography, conflict, environmental archaeology and palaeoecology, Quaternary entomology, Newfoundland, Alaska, Iceland.
Head of Department
Office: QC 2002/2009
Telephone: (709) 864-8192
Research Interests: historical archaeology, vernacular architecture, material culture, military archaeology, maritime archaeology, transhumance, Eastern North America and Newfoundland.
Office: QC 2008
Telephone: (709) 864-8861
Research 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.
Office: QC 1008
Telephone: (709) 864-8806
Research Interests: historical archaeology, French colonies, Atlantic colonial world, material culture studies, cultural interaction, colonial economies.
Office: QC 4019
Telephone: (709) 864-3439
Research Interests: history of science, history of archaeology, the history and epistemology of Paleolithic art research.
Office: Labrador Institute Research Station
Telephone: (709) 497-3630, x.225
Research 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.
Memorial University Research Chair, Northern Indigenous Community Archaeology
Office: QC 4009
Telephone: (709) 864-4808
Research 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, ethnicity and identity, landscapes, settlement patterns, eastern Sub-Arctic.
Office: QC 4010
Telephone: (709) 864-2394
Research Interests: hunter-fisher-gatherer social and economic relations; embodiment, place and landscape; childhood, sport, hybridity, human-animal relations, households, practice and agency, Indigenous ecologies, social history of archaeology, North American Arctic, Subarctic and Northwest Coast.
James A. Tuck
Stuart C. Brown
Peter E. Pope