Colleen Tamblyn

Previous Education

B.A. Hons., (Archaeology and Heritage Studies), Wilfrid Laurier University


Dr. Barry Gaulton
Dr. Catherine Losier


Historical archaeology, community archaeology, consumption theory, material culture, ceramic analysis, and French settlement in Atlantic Canada.

Research Statement

My research focuses on engaging with material culture, specifically ceramics excavated from Fort Louis, Placentia, to deduce and explore socio-economic shifts during the French period of occupation. By building typochronologies and exploring wealth expression in the material record, I will be able to examine how Placentia grew and became increasingly involved with the Atlantic network.