Jonathan Sheppard

February 07, 2022

Jonathan Sheppard is a Senior Archaeologist for Arrowstone Archaeological Research & Consulting Ltd. and Katzie Development Limited Partnership.

Jonathan was a recipient of the Roy L. Carlson Graduate Scholarship in Prehistoric B.C. Archaeology in 2010 for his MA research on the relationship between Housepit settlement size and the distribution of resources along the Mid-Fraser River valley, near Lillooet, B.C. This research was conducted under the supervision of Drs. Bob Muir and Dana Lepofsky. After receiving his BA (Hons) from Simon Fraser University in 2007, writing an Honours Thesis on a spatial analysis of faunal remains from HP109 at Keatley Creek (under the supervision of Bob Muir), Jonathan began a career as an independent archaeological consultant.

Jonathan has worked in the private sector with Robert J. Muir, PhD. Consulting Archaeologist, Antiquus Archaeological Consultants Ltd., Ursus Heritage Consulting Ltd., and Arrowstone Archaeological Research & Consulting Ltd. - where he’s been since 2008. In addition, he has also provided archaeological consulting for multiple First Nations in the Interior and Coastal regions of the province, including the Lillooet Tribal Council, the Kanaka Bar Indian Band, the Líl̓wat Nation, Gitga’at First Nation, and the Katzie First Nation. He has been a project lead on major assessments such as the recent housing relocation for the victims of the Lytton fire, the redevelopment of St. Paul’s Hospital in False Creek, and the development of Metro Vancouver’s Widgeon Marsh Regional Park. In his career, Jonathan has had the fortune of conducting fieldwork at significant archaeological sites in B.C., such as the Keatley Creek, Crescent Beach, Bridge River, Beach Grove, and Dionisio Point archaeological sites.