B.A. (Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland
Artifact analysis, public engagement, private collections policy, heritage interpretation and representation, lithic analysis, Indigenous archaeology, community archaeology, public archaeology.
My research will focus on the question of the value of analysing and recording private lithic collections. The first step in this research is the review and evaluation of existing private collections policies known internationally, with the aim to identify the best practices suitable for the analysis of private collections in Canada. Second, I will investigate various digital methods for documenting and undertaking research on private lithic collections, including the use of geometric morphometric techniques, and 3D scanning/imaging/printing. Lastly, I would like to discuss options for representing and presenting the information and interpretation of private collections to the public and/or community involved. I am particularly interested in how archaeologists can foster and improve their relationships with Indigenous communities impacted by archaeological activity.