About Me


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria and have an additional affiliation with the Hakai Institute.

I am a coastal archaeologist interested in food, both as a substance and a medium for understanding human social relations, human-environmental relations, and human-animal relations. I am a specialist in zooarchaeology (the archaeology of animal bones) and historical ecology (contextualizing modern ecosystem observations with those from well before the 19th or 20th centuries). I am particularly interested in these issues in relation to the archaeology of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. I am also keen on cartography, visualization of archaeological data, and digital zooarchaeological techniques and technologies.

I teach an archaeological field school in Nuu-chah-nulth territories in Barkley Sound. For more information click on the links and tabs above or visit: this site.