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Martindale, Andrew, Gordon T. Cook, Iain McKechnie, Kevan Edinborough, Ian Hutchinson, Morley Eldridge, Kisha Supernant and Kenneth M. Ames (2018) Estimating Marine Reservoir Effects (MRE) in Archaeological Chronologies: Comparing ΔR Calculations in Prince Rupert Harbour, British Columbia, Canada. American Antiquity 83(4):659–680 doi:10.1017/aaq.2018.47.

Anne K. Salomon, Ken Lertzman, Kelly Brown, Ḵii’iljuus (Barb Wilson), Dave Secord, and Iain McKechnie 2018 Democratizing conservation science and practice. Ecology and Society 23(1):44

Rodrigues, Antonia T., Iain McKechnie and Dongya Y. Yang 2018 Ancient DNA analysis of Indigenous rockfish use on the Pacific Coast: Implications for marine conservation areas and fisheries management. PLoS One 13(2):e0192716


Chelsey G. Armstrong, Anna C. Shoemaker, Iain McKechnie, Anneli Ekblom, Péter Szabó, Paul J. Lane, Alex C. McAlvay, Oliver J. Boles, Sarah Walshaw, Nik Petek, Kevin S. Gibbons, Erendira Quintana Morales, Eugene N. Anderson, Aleksandra Ibragimow, Grzegorz Podruczny, Jana C. Vamosi, Tony Marks-Block, Joyce K. LeCompte, Sākihitowin Awasis, Carly Nabess, Paul Sinclair, Carole L. Crumley 2017 Anthropological contributions to historical ecology: 50 questions, infinite prospects. PLoS One 12(2): e0171883


McKechnie, Iain and Madonna L. Moss 2016 Meta-analysis in Zooarchaeology Expands Perspectives on Indigenous Fisheries of the Northwest Coast of North America. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 8:470–485.


McKechnie, Iain, Sarah W. Kansa and Steve Wolverton 2015 Snapshots of Digital Scholarship in Zooarchaeology: Introduction to the Special Issue. Ethnobiology Letters 6(2):218–223.

McKechnie, Iain  2015 Indigenous Oral History and Settlement Archaeology in the Broken Group Islands, Western Vancouver Island. BC Studies (187):191–225.

McMillan, Alan D. and Iain McKechnie 2015 Investigating Indigenous Adaptations to British Columbia’s Exposed Outer Coast: Introduction to These Outer Shores. BC Studies (187):3–20.

Gerald G. Singh, Iain McKechnie, Todd J. Braje, and Breana Campbell
2015 “All Models Are Wrong but Some Are Useful”: A Response to Campbell’s comment on estimating Mytilus californianus shell size. Journal of Archaeological Science 63(11):160–163.

Iain McKechnie, Gerald G. Singh, Todd J. Braje, and Breana Campbell
2015 Measuring Mytilus californianus: An Addendum to Campbell and Braje (2015) and Singh and McKechnie (2015) including commentary and an integration of data. Journal of Archaeological Science, 58(6):184–186.  McKechnie et al. 2015 Mytilus californianus

Singh, Gerald G. and McKechnie, Iain
2015 Making the Most of Fragments: A Method for Estimating Shell Length From Fragmentary Mussels (Mytilus californianus and M. trossulus) on the Pacific Coast of North America. Journal of Archaeological Science, 58(6):175–183. singh-and-mckechnie-2015.pdf


McKechnie, Iain, Dana Lepofsky, Madonna L. Moss, Virginia L. Butler, Trevor J. Orchard, Gary Coupland, Fredrick Foster, Megan Caldwell & Ken Lertzman
2014 Archaeological data provide alternative hypotheses on Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) distribution, abundance, and variability. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 111(9):E807–E816. [pdf]

McKechnie, Iain and Nicole F. Smith
2013 Coastal Field Archaeology in Huu-ay-aht First Nation Territory, Southwestern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. SAA Current Research Online 153 [pdf]

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2012 Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Indigenous Fishery at the Huu7ii Big House and Back Terrace, Huu-ay-aht Territory, Southwestern Vancouver Island. In Huu7ii: Household Archaeology at a Nuu-chah-nulth Village Site in Barkley Sound, edited by A. D. McMillan and D. E. St. Claire, pp. 154–186. Archaeology Press, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. [pdf]1337292633326Speller, Camilla F., Lorenz Hauser, Dana Lepofsky, Daniel Peterson, Jason Moore, Antonia Rodriguez, Madonna Moss, Iain McKechnie & Dongya Y. Yang
2012 High Potential for Using DNA from Ancient Herring Bones to Inform Modern Fisheries Management and Conservation. PLoS ONE 7(11):e51122.[pdf]

Szpak, Paul, Trevor J. Orchard, Iain McKechnie & Darren R. Gröcke
2012 Historical Ecology of Late Holocene Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris) from Northern British Columbia: Isotopic and Zooarchaeological Perspectives. Journal of Archaeological Science 39(5):1553–1571.[pdf]

McKechnie, Iain & Rebecca J. Wigen (2011) Toward a Historical Ecology of Pinniped and Sea Otter Hunting Traditions on the Coast of Southern British Columbia. In Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by T. J. Braje and T. C. Rick, pp. 129–166. University of California Press, Berkeley. [pdf]

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Mackie, Quentin, Daryl W. Fedje, Duncan McLaren, Nicole Smith & Iain McKechnie 2011 Early Environments and Archaeology of Coastal British Columbia. In Trekking the Shore: Changing Coastlines and the Antiquity of Coastal Settlement, edited by N. F. Bicho, J. A. Haws and L. G. Davis, pp. 51–103. Springer, New York. [pdf]


McMillan, Alan D., Iain McKechnie, Denis E. St. Claire & S. Gay Frederick (2008) Exploring Variability in Maritime Resource Use on the Northwest Coast: A Case Study from Barkley Sound, Western Vancouver Island. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 32(2):214–238. [pdf]

McKechnie, Iain (2007) Investigating the Complexities of Sustainable Fishing at a Prehistoric Village on Western Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Journal for Nature Conservation 15(3):208–222. [pdf]

Moss, Madonna L., Dongya Y. Yang, Seth D. Newsome, Camilla Speller, Iain McKechnie, Alan D. McMillan, Robert Losey & Paul L. Koch (2006) Historical Ecology and Biogeography of North Pacific Pinnipeds: Isotopes and Ancient DNA from Three Archaeological Assemblages. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 1(2):165–190.

McKechnie, Iain (2005) Column Sampling and the Archaeology of Small Fish at Ts’ishaa. In: Ts’ishaa: Archaeology and Ethnography of a Nuu-chah-nulth Origin Site in Barkley Sound, edited by Alan D. McMillan and Denis St. Claire, pp. 206–223. Archaeology Press, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby. [pdf]