Dale G. Norman

Email: dale_norman@sfu.ca

M.A.: SFU Heritage Resource Management M.A. Candidate

B.A.: University of Calgary, Archaeology, 2015

Others Credentials: SAIT- Bachelor of GIS (ongoing)

Supervisor: Dr. John R. Welch

Research Areas: Historic Archaeology, Lithic Analysis, South West Alberta, Historic Interview

Introduction:

I have been working for Atlatl Archaeology Ltd for 5 years. I have worked all over Alberta and Saskatchewan and I have also worked in Israel. I am very interested in the historic era, specifically fur trading sites. I am interested in learning more about mining and forestry related HRM. I am also the GIS technician for my company and have developed an interest in mapping and the spatial aspect of archaeology. My personal hobby is travelling–I have been to Europe, the Near East and Central America to name a few places. I also enjoy playing music, attending festivals and hiking in the mountains.

M.A. Research:

I intend to investigate historic archaeology in Southwestern Alberta extending west into the mountains into British Columbia and determine the extent of a Métis component. With the assistance of survey, research as well as historic interview from local Métis members, I plan to investigate specific localities for signs of historic archaeology and Metis settlement. I plan on analysing data in order to determine patterns within these localities to determine a better historic component.

Other Activities:

I would love to share my skills in GIS and other spatial capabilities with the program. I am skilled in creating overview maps, working with CAD and PYTHON, creating adaptive management plans for archaeological management in various resource industries. I am interested in experimental archaeology regarding mapping–what makes a site more probable? Distance to water, nearest known quarries, plateaus and other geological formations are important factors that can all be built into a model in spatial analysis and result in higher probability areas. AMP are an incredibly useful tool for Heritage Resource Management.

Images: 

Fort Macleod Excavations

Hardisty Excavations 2015–portrait of various crew members with Atlatl Archaeology Ltd, Tera Archaeology and Stantec employees. The almost 3-year project was a mitigation of a multiple component site which saw an abundance of lithic materials as well as tools in various stages of processing.

Hardisty Excavations 2015–portrait of various crew members with Atlatl Archaeology Ltd, Tera Archaeology and Stantec employees. The almost 3-year project was a mitigation of a multiple component site which saw an abundance of lithic materials as well as tools in various stages of processing.