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 ethics; public engagement; Palaeolithic archaeology

Research Interest:

My current research focuses on museum ethics. In particular, I am interested in the history of institutionalized human remains, and facilitating public engagement with current ethical issues surrounding the display of human remains in museums.

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.

Ph.D. Research: 

My PhD research investigates ethical dilemmas relating to the collection and display of human remains in museums.

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)

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, 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:

Collard, Mark, Lia Tarle, and Dennis Sandgathe

  2013 Human evolution: Canadian perspectives on the last million years. Symposium at the 46th Annual 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.

 

Photos:  

Operating EDM at La Ferrassie