The Historical Ecology and Coastal Archaeology (HECA) Lab at the University of Victoria is a multi-disciplinary group of students and collaborators working with Dr. Iain McKechnie and coastal First Nations on zooarchaeological and coastal archaeological research topics that have relevance for contemporary conservation and environmental management. We use a variety of geospatial, geochemical, ecological, and osteological methods to highlight the contributions that hundreds of human generations of Indigenous settlement have had on coastal environments in British Columbia. Please explore this site by clicking on the tabs above and links to the right.

Department of Anthropology
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 2Y2