B.A.: Archaeology Major (SFU 2014)
Certificates: Cultural Resource Management Certificate (SFU 2014), Spatial Information Systems Certificate (SFU 2016)
Supervisor: Dr. George Nicholas
Research Areas: Pacific Northwest Coast Archaeology, Material Culture Analysis, Landscape Archaeology, Cultural Resource Management
For my M.A. research I will be conducting an analysis of segmented stones, an artifact type found on the Central Northwest Coast of British Columbia. There is a need to re-evaluate the classification of segmented stones and develop a classification and typology that is informed by both archaeological and indigenous perspectives. To develop a new classification and typology requires attention to the following questions: what are segmented stones?; where are they geographically distributed?; when are segmented stones being used?; and what are they used for? —as informed by archaeological, ethnographic, and oral historical accounts.
Cultural Resource Management Work:
I have worked as a consulting archaeologist in British Columbia since 2014 and as of 2017 I have been employed at Inlailawatash Limited Partnership. As a consulting archaeologist I have worked on projects with communities, governments, and industries on Vancouver Island, the Broughton Archipelagoes, the Squamish River Valley, Pender Harbour, and Metro Vancouver.
Selected Technical Reports:
2018 (Catherine Carlson, Walter Homewood, and Sean P. Connaughton) DFO West Vancouver Laboratory: Archaeological Overview Assessment. Report on file with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, West Vancouver.
2017 (Sean P. Connaughton and Walter Homewood) Suncor White Willow: Archaeological Impact Assessment Report. Report on file with SNC Lavalin Suncor Terminal, Burnaby.
2017 (Walter Homewood and Catherine Carlson) Pender Harbour Dock Assessment Archaeological Study: Impacts of Docks in Pender Harbour – Phase 2. Report on file with the Department of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Surrey.
2017 (Walter Homewood and Sean P. Connaughton) Parkland Burnaby Refinery Foreshore Remediation Project: Site Alteration Report. Report on file with Parkland Burnaby Refinery, Burnaby.