I am currently Vice-President, Academic and Provost of Simon Fraser University. I continue to take on graduate students in zooarchaeology.
General Research Interests
Research specialties include zooarchaeology, cultural ecology, PaleoIndian adaptations, southwestern United States, and northeast British Columbia.
I am no longer actively working in the American Southwest, although some previous research is being developed for publication, and I am preparing various databases for future open access.
Our earlier excavation work at Charlie Lake Cave, British Columbia is largely complete. I am currently preparing the collection and excavation archive for long-term curation and access. I am also working with a graduate student on a more detailed analysis of microfauna. In collaboration with other researchers, we are planning to undertake further work on radiocarbon dating and aDNA analysis.
The most exciting development at Charlie Lake Cave is the purchase of the site by a number of First Nations communities, who have named it Tse'K'Wa. We are currently discussing how the results of archaeological studies can be incorporated into their educational and cultural programs.