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Areas of interest
Indigenous Archaeology, Northwest Coast Archaeology, Urban Archaeology, Potential Modelling
- BA: Simon Fraser University, Archaeology, 2005
- Others Credentials: Post Baccalaureate, SFU, 2008
I am a consulting archaeologist who has worked throughout British Columbia since 2013. Since 2015, I have had the fortune to work in the Lower Mainland with both səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh) and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations. I am the sole proprietor of a small archaeology firm, K. VanderMeer Archaeology, and I am currently working with Brown and Oakes Archaeology, primarily in Kwikwetlem territory. I am an Associate member of the BCAPA (British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists) and both a Coastal and Interior Field Director.
I intend to investigate archaeological potential modelling and how it is applied to urban environments, with a specific focus on how extensive land modification can impact assessments of potential. I plan to use the Riverview Lands in Coquitlam, BC as a case study.
Outside of work I can be found baking bread, visiting local brewpubs, playing board games, and eating ice cream with my kiddo.
Consultants’ Reports Contributing Author:
2019 (Amec Foster Wheeler). BC Hydro Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project Final Permit Report HIP 2014-172, SAP 2013-0284, 2013-0286, 2013-0315, 2014-192. Consultants' report on file, Archaeology Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Victoria, BC.
2017 (Amec Foster Wheeler). Peace Region Electricity Supply Project Archaeological Impact Assessment: Final Permit Report 2014-0270. Consultants' report on file, Archaeology Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Victoria, BC.
2017 (Amec Foster Wheeler). New Gold Blackwater Gold Project Archaeological Impact Assessment: Permit Report 2012-0295. Consultants' report on file, Archaeology Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Victoria, BC.