Department Seminar Series

Spring 2018 Seminar Series

Organized by Mark Collard and Chris Carleton.

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminars will take place 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Department's seminar room in Saywell Hall on SFU's Burnaby Campus (SWH 9152)

For further details contact 

Changes to the schedule will be posted on the department’s website ( and Facebook page (


Date Speaker Affiliation Title

Jan 4

Jon Driver

Archaeology, SFU

Continuing Research at Tse'K'wa (Charlie Lake Cave)

Jan 11

Dana Lepofsky /
Anne Salomon
Archaeology, SFU & REM, SFU

The Clam Garden Network: Exploring the Social and Ecological Contexts of Clam Management in the Past, Present, and Future

Jan 18

Matt Gervais

Psychology, UBC

Structures of sentiment: Mapping the Affective Bases of Social Relationships in Yasawa, Fiji

Jan 25

Dennis Sandgathe

Archaeology, SFU

Were European Neandertals Able to Make Fire?

Feb 1

Martin Steskal

Austrian Archaeological Institute

Of Bones and Burials: Interdisciplinary Research on the Mortuary Landscape of Ephesos

Feb 8

Michelle Kline

Psychology, SFU

Methods Matter: Towards an Empirical Science of Cultural Evolution

Feb 15

No seminar


Reading break

Feb 22

Mike Wilson

Geology, Douglas College

Geoheritage in Metro Vancouver: Concepts and Case Histories

Mar 1

Aviva Finkelstein

Musqueam First Nation

Inviting Participation is Not Enough: My Role in Perpetuating Colonial Control of Archaeology in BC

Mar 8

Rosa Maria Albert

ICREA & Universitat de Barcelona

Plants of the Past: The Use of Phytoliths to Improve Our Understanding About the Human Use of Plants and the Palaeoenvironment

Mar 15

Vaughan Grimes

Archaeology, Memorial University

Diets, Dating and aDNA: New Insights into the Maritime Archaic and Beothuk of Eastern Canada

Mar 22

No seminar


SFU’s Palaeo-Olympics event

Mar 29

Elen Feuerriegel

Anthropology, University of Washington

The Upper Limb of Homo naledi: New Material from the Ledesi Chamber

Apr 5

John Albanese

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, University of Windsor

Hiking upstream: Beyond Forensic Casework in the Pursuit of Social Justice and Human Rights

*In keeping with traditions, we’ll have raffle prizes (tickets $2 each or 3 for $5) and a bake sale. All profits go to the graduate caucus to help fund student travel and research.

The Archaeology Student Society book sale is back! These are books from retired faculty, donations, etc. New items will be added each week. Michael from the student society has kindly agreed to sell books at the back of the seminar room, before and after our weekly seminars.

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