B.A. (Anthropology), University of Alberta, 2010
Resource procurement; settlement patterns; cultural exchange; hunter-gatherer societies; maritime archaeology; CRM.
My current research focuses on the organization of space in and around Inuit winter communal houses of the Communal House Phase in central Labrador. Under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Rankin I am investigating this broad research topic through the cultural materials excavated from one of three sod-walled houses at the Double Mer Point site located near Rigolet, Nunatsiavut. Relying heavily on the spatial analysis of artifacts and the interpretation of architectural characteristics of the house I am studying how space was used during this period of winter communal living and how the social and physical environments may have impacted daily life in a community setting. By focusing on the organization of space used regularly I hope to contribute to the understanding of how the communal living strategy of the Communal House Phase was maintained throughout the eighteenth century.