Natasha Miller

Previous Education

B.A. (Anthropology and Statistics), University of Minnesota, Morris, 2016

Supervisors

Dr. Mario Blaser
Dr. Scott Neilsen

Keywords

Indigenous archaeology, postcolonial theory, ontology, contact archaeology.

Research Statement

While pursuing my degree, I will be working with the Innu in Sheshatshiu, Dr. Mario Blaser, and Dr. Scott Neilsen to look at the way the Innu relate to the past as opposed to the ontology practiced by archaeologists who study their likely ancestors. As it stands, the Innu version of history is a separate entity from the version presented by archaeologists and historians. In my opinion, it is counterproductive to try and fit them into the same narrative given the relative nature of Innu past, and the linear nature of archaeology. Instead, I am deeply interested in the possibility of creating an Innu archaeology, that will more accurately ascribe to Innu ontology. As of right now, I am uncertain if this is even possible, but I am excited to see the possibility of the field moving in a different direction.

Contact

Email: natasham@mun.ca

Contact

Department of Archaeology

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca