Current Lab Members

Dylan Hillis, Seonaid Duffield, Meaghan Efford, and Robert Gustas (right) on their way to the 2018 PEEC in Bamfield.

Robert Gustas (PhD Student) is a geospatial archaeologist who is pursuing research on coastal paleodemography and shoreline complexity.






Meaghan presenting at PEEC in Bamfield on her research.

Meaghan Efford (Masters Student) is pursuing masters research on the archaeology of shellfishing, specifically gooseneck barnacle harvesting.









Dylan Hillis (UVic Honours Student & NSERC Undergraduate Research Assistant) is conducting research on domestic dog diet using stable isotopes.



Jacob fishing.

Jacob Salmen-Hartley (Masters Student) is a TA for the UVic archaeology field school and is conducting historical ecological research on Pacific halibut.








Erin Slade (left) about to disembark on a mussel measuring effort.

Erin Slade (MRM Student) is working with co-supervisor Anne Salomon at SFU to investigate the archaeology of mussel shell size variation and sea otters.









Arianna Nagle (right) showing Derek what to look for in the Aristotle’s lantern during the Bamfield community day in 2016.

Arianna Nagle (Honours Student) is completing an honours thesis on Indigenous marine conservation and sea urchin size distribution in the archaeological record.






Recent Members

Seonaid with a successfully collected vibracore from Barkley Sound.

Seonaid Duffield
recently completed a masters thesis on vibracoring & Indigenous fisheries on the Central BC coast with generous support from the Hakai Institute’s Ancient Landscapes Project and Mitacs.







Kelda helped during 2016 & 2017 excavations in the Broken Group.

Kelda Helweg-Larsen conducted her cultural anthropological Masters research with Tseshaht First Nation on western Vancouver Island.








Paige presenting her poster at the UVic women in Science symposium in 2017.

Paige Lewis (work-study student) conducted zooarchaeological lab research in 2017 including experimenting with methods for preparing specimens for the zooarchaeology comparative collection.





Anne (left) excavating at Drimolen for her UVic field school.


Anne Tuominen (MA, Sheffield) assisted with zooarchaeological research tasks in 2016 and 17 and is now working for the Province of BC.