Lia Tarle

Excavating Hohle Fels, Germany

Email: ltarle@sfu.ca

M.A.:   Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, 2012

B.A. (Hons, with distinction):  Anthropology and Hispanic Studies, University of Victoria, 2009         

Supervisor:  George Nicholas

Research Areas: Museum policies; ethics; public/stakeholder engagement; museum exhibition; Palaeolithic archaeology; human evolution

Research Interest:

My dissertation research focuses on museum ethics, and includes stakeholder consultations regarding best practices for the treatment of human remains in museums, and comparative studies of museum protocols in Europe and North America.

My past research focused on behavioural and cultural differences between Neanderthals and modern humans in the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic—particularly in relation to symbolic behaviour, language, and clothing.

MA Thesis:

Clothing and the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans

Honours Thesis:

We need to talk: evidence for language among Neanderthals

Other Activities:

Associate and Research Assistant, Intellectual Properties in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH) research group (2015-present)

Editorial Board for Inlet: Contributions to Archaeology (2017-Present)

Archaeology Collections Assistant, Royal BC Museum (2015-Present)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University (2010-Present)

Visiting Researcher at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of the American Indian (2018)

Visiting Researcher at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (2017-2018)

Past Chair, Co-Chair of the Archaeology Graduate Student Caucus (2010-2013)

Archaeological Field and Lab Technician at Upper Palaeolithic sites Hohle Fels (2014, 2013) and Vogelherd (2011), Middle Palaeolithic site La Ferrassie (2013, 2011), and Roman site Sanijta (2007)

Publications / Conference Presentations:   

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

Collard, Mark, Lia Tarle, Dennis Sandgathe, and Alec Allen

  2016 Faunal evidence for a difference in thermal effectiveness of modern human and Neanderthal clothing. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 44B:235-246.

O’Brien, Michael, Matthew Boulanger, Mark Collard, Briggs Buchanan, Lia Tarle, Lawrence Straus, and Metin Eren

  2014 On thin ice: Problems with Stanford and Bradley’s proposed Solutrean colonization of North America. Antiquity 88(340):606-613.

O’Brien, Michael, Matthew Boulanger, Mark Collard, Briggs Buchanan, Lia Tarle, Lawrence Straus, and Metin Eren

  2014 Solutreanism. Antiquity 88(340):622-624.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Tarle, Lia

  2018 Engaging the Public in Museum Ethics. Accepted presentation at the Canadian Museums Association’s “No Museum is an Island: Mobilizing Resources, Building Capacity” Meeting, Vancouver BC.

Tarle, Lia, George Nicholas, and Hugo Cardoso

  2017 Ethics and the display of archaeological human remains in museums. Poster presentation at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver BC.

Tarle, Lia, Dennis Sandgathe, and Mark Collard

  2014 Clothing in Neanderthals and early modern humans. Paper presented at the Human Evolutionary Studies Program’s 3rd Annual Symposium: Heat and Human Evolution, Burnaby BC.

Tarle, Lia, Dennis Sandgathe, and Mark Collard

  2013 Differential usage of clothing in the Mousterian and Aurignacian. Paper presented at NYU’s Aurignacian Genius International Symposium, New York NY.

Tarle, Lia, Dennis Sandgathe, and Mark Collard

  2013 Faunal evidence for clothing among Neanderthals and early modern humans. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association, Whistler BC.

Tarle, Lia, Dennis Sandgathe, and Mark Collard

  2013 Clothing and the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans. Paper presented at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Honolulu HI.

Tarle, Lia, Dennis Sandgathe, and Mark Collard

  2012 Clothing and the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans. Poster presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology, Victoria BC.

Tarle, Lia, Dennis Sandgathe, and Mark Collard

  2012 Ice Age clothing. Poster presented at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Environment Day, Burnaby BC.

SYMPOSIA ORGANIZED:

Tarle, Lia, and Chelsea Meloche

  2018 Next-Gen Ethics: Discussions of Ethical Museum Practices in the 21st Century. Panel at the Canadian Museums Association’s “No Museum is an Island: Mobilizing Resources, Building Capacity” Meeting, Vancouver BC.

Collard, Mark, Lia Tarle, and Dennis Sandgathe

  2013 Human evolution: Canadian perspectives on the last million years. Symposium at the 46thAnnual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association, Whistler BC.

Collard, Mark, and Lia Tarle

  2012 Human Evolutionary Studies Program’s 1st Annual Symposium: Environmental influences on human genetic and cultural evolution, Burnaby BC.

Collard, Mark, Bernard Wood, and Lia Tarle

  2012 Climate change and human evolution: Problems and prospects. Symposium at the American Association of the Advancement of Science’s 2012 Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC.

GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Tarle, Lia

  2017 Ethics and Institutionalized Human Remains. Lecture in Archaeology 333, Special Topics: Archaeology of Death, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC.

Tarle, Lia

  2014 Ice Age Adaptations. Lecture in Archaeology 332, Special Topics: Neanderthals, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC.

Tarle, Lia

  2012 The Origins of Modern Humans. Lecture in Archaeology 100, Introduction to Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby BC.

 

Awards:

2011-2018

Institutional: Seven Travel and Minor Research Awards

Alexia Sepideh Kiaii Archaeology Graduate Scholarship

2013-2016

National: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2011-2016

Institutional: Two Graduate Fellowships

Two Graduate International Research Travel Awards

Human Evolutionary Studies Program Fellowship

2011

National: Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Master’s Award, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2010

Provincial: Pacific Century Graduate Scholarship

2005-2008

Institutional: Named “Rising Star” in the Social Sciences (Honourary)

Two President’s Award undergraduate scholarships
Dorothy and Ernest Ayton Memorial undergraduate scholarship

 

 

Operating EDM at La Ferrassie