Department Seminar Series

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Fall 2020 Seminar Series

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminars will take place 3:30 - 5:00 pm. Fall 2020 is online.

This term organized by: Ross Jamieson and Ellie Gooderham.

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Date Speaker Title
Thursday Sept 17 Charlotte Primeau,
SFU Archaeology
Through the looking-glass: Assessing childhood health from adult skeletons
Thursday Sept 24 Hugo Cardoso,
SFU Archaeology
The Study Leave Diaries: Reflections on a Research Path
Friday Oct 1,
Fernando Astudillo,
Universidad San Francisco - Quito
Quito, City of Earthquakes. Modeling the Spiritual City with Digital Archaeology
Thursday Oct 8,
Iain McKechnie,
University of Victoria
Domestic dogs and wild canids on the Northwest Coast: zooarchaeological & isotopic perspectives
Friday Oct 16,
John Albanese,
University of Windsor
Finds from the Tholos Tomb and Ossuary at Tzannata, Kefalonia: New Perspectives on the Lives and Deaths of Mycenaeans.
22-Oct TBD  
Friday Oct 30,
Ebeth Sawchuk,
University of Alberta
Friday Nov 6,
10:30 am
Harlan Pruden  
Friday Nov 13,
10:30 am
Luisa Marinho  
Friday Nov 20,
Carolina Mallol,
Universidad de La Laguna
Friday Nov 27,
10:30 am
Greg Dow and Clyde Reed,
SFU Economics
Friday Dec 4,
Nicole Smith  

Spring 2020 Seminar Series

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminars will take place 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Department's seminar room in Saywell Hall on SFU's Burnaby Campus (SWH 9152)

This term organized by: Christina Giovas and Dave Burley.

For further details contact

Changes to the schedule will be posted on the department’s website ( and Facebook page (


Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Jan 09
Dave Burley Department of Archaeology, SFU The Chiefly Sport of Pigeon Snaring and its Role in the Dynastic Tongan Chiefdom
Jan 16 Dongya Yang Department of Archaeology, SFU Human Osteoarchaeology in China: Past, Present and Future
Jan 23 Adrian Bell Department of Anthropology, University of Utah Measuring the value of motifs as group signals: A new method and study from the Kingdom of Tonga
Jan 30
Ed Carrier and Dale Croes Suquamish Tribe, Washington State; Department of Anthropology, Washington State University Generationally-linked archaeology: Experimental Archaeology on the Northwest Coast of North America 
Feb 06 Farid Rahemtulla Dept. of Anthropology, University of Northern British Columbia Smokehouse Island: An Update on the Babine Archaeology Project
Feb 13 Paul Szpak Dept. of Anthropology, Trent University Isotopic Explorations of Holocene through Anthropocene Arctic Ecosystem
Feb 27 Katerina Harvati Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoecology, Paläoanthropologie, University of Tübingen The role of South-East Europe in human evolution: new results from the field and the lab
Mar 05 Rolf Mathewes Dept of Biology, SFU  Charcoal as proxy evidence for early human occupation at the Kilgii Gwaay site, southern Haida Gwaii
Mar 12 Barbara Winter and Bob Muir SFU Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Pentlatch pebbles and the 2019 field school
Mar 19   Canceled  
Mar 26

Greg Dow 

SFU Economics The Origins of Inequality: Insiders, Outsiders, Elites, and Commoners
Apr 02 Jenny Adams Desert Archaeology, Inc., Tucson, AZ  Analytical Constructs for Identifying the Interactions of People with Their Stone Tools
Apr 09   TBD TBD