M.A.: Heritage Resource Management, MA Candidate
B.A. hons.: Archaeology SFU
Others Credentials: Registered Professional Consulting Archaeologist (RPCA) with the BC Association of Professional Archaeologists
Supervisor: Dr. Jonathan C. Driver
Research Areas: Landscape Archaeology, Paleoecology, Geomorphology and Rock Art
My interest in the HRM Master’s Program is the uniqueness of the program as well as the outstanding and practical courses offered. It is challenging to do graduate studies when you live and work in a remote community and the fact that I can study remotely is a huge selling factor for me. I work collaboratively with First Nation communities in the south Okanagan, Similkameen and Nicola valleys of southern BC.
My research interests include Late Quaternary and Holocene Geomorphology and Landscape Archaeology. Other research interests include the advancement of rock art studies utilizing new technologies including D-Stretch and XRF. I am also interested in artifact assemblages and cultural sequences of the south Okanagan region. Research also includes indigenous cultural knowledge and oral tradition, where possible and permitted to highlight the role that this information plays not only in providing depth to the archaeological record but also, in some cases, substantiating this knowledge via western science and placing it within an archaeological context.
The paleoecology and environment of the middle period and its relationship to subsistence strategies with a focus on salmonid population fluctuations on the Okanagan River from Okanagan Falls to its confluence with the Columbia in Washington State. The research is being conducted to determine if there is a relationship between environmental conditions, salmonid populations and subsistence patterns in the lower Okanagan River and will attempt to address whether environmental conditions have had an adverse effect on salmonid populations, what is known about the fluctuations of Salmonid populations on the Upper Columbia/Okanagan River and whether or not there a correlation between environmental events, salmon and prehistoric subsistence patterns.
Other Activities: I enjoy horseback riding and the great outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
2016 Archaeological Inventory and Impact Assessment of 4211, 4214 & 4217 Williams Avenue, Summerland, BC, HCA Permit: 2015-0163, unpublished report on file with the Archaeology Branch, Victoria, BC.
2016 Skaha Hills Archaeological Impact Assessment, Final Report of Investigations (non-permit), Phase III of a Multi-phase Residential, Vineyard and Winery Development, Penticton Indian Band I.R.#1, unpublished report on file with Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada, Vancouver, BC.
Fisher, Meghan, and Brenda Gould
2016 The Swiws Project – Archaeological Inventory and Impact Assessment of Haynes Point Provincial Park, BC, HCA Permit 2014-0273, unpublished report on file with the Archaeology Branch, Victoria, BC.
2015 Archaeological Impact Assessment of Water Main, Water Treatment Facility and Access Road; Monitoring of Geotechnical Test Excavations and Well Drilling, Final Report of Investigations (non-permit), Shakan Indian Band, I.R. #11, unpublished report on file with Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada, Vancouver, BC.
2014 Domestic Water System Improvements: Archaeological Impact Assessment, Lower Similkameen Indian Band Ashnola Indian Reserve #10, Keremeos, BC, (non-permit), unpublished report on file with Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada, Vancouver, BC.
2010 Stelkia Resort Development: Lots 39-1-1 & 39-2, Osoyoos Indian Reserve #1, Osoyoos, BC: Mitigative Data Recover, unpublished report on file with the Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada, Vancouver, BC.
Journal papers and book chapters:
2004 BC Rock Art Field Guide Recalled. La Pintura. 30(4):16-17.
2005 Archaeological Sites and Other Non-Timber Forest Products. Forum 12(2):17.
Gould, Brenda, and Mike Allison
2016 New Directions in Collaborative Rock Art Research: Digging Relationships -The c'əc’əwixaʔ Project, presented at the 2016 Archaeology Forum, Vancouver, BC.
Gould, Brenda, and Mike Allison
2016 Rock Art in the Upper Sməlqmix. Nlaka’pamux Rock Art Conference, presented at the International Rock Art Conference, Lytton BC.
Gould, Brenda, and Wendy Hawkes
2008 A First Nations Based Community Archaeology Program in the Similkameen: Research, Conservation and Public Awareness. Northwest Anthropological Conference, Victoria, BC.
Gould, Brenda, and Charlene Allison
2005 Rock Art of the Similkameen: Research, Conservation and Public Awareness. Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Archaeology Association, Nanaimo, BC.
haft Abraders! One of the coollest cache of artifacts ever!
Educating the masses
Harvesting tule reeds
It’s a horseback survey kind of day