Brett Nuttall

Email:  brett_nuttall@sfu.ca

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

B.A.: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Archaeology, 2015 

Supervisor: Dr. John Welch

 

Research Interests: HBC archival research/archaeology, Precontact trade routes, traditional use site interpretation

Introduction

Five years ago, I drove from St. John's, Newfoundland to Prince George, British Columbia to follow my dreams and become an archaeologist.  I am currently in my 6th season with Norcan Consulting Ltd., a Cultural Resource Management firm that focuses on forestry-related industry projects based out of Prince George. In February of 2020, I was granted Field Director status within the Interior Plateau Culture Area from the Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. When I am not running crews or working in the office, I enjoy spending my time looking for surface finds and exploring nature with my significant other, Alisha, and my dog, Lupin.

M.A. Research

I intend to investigate the relationship between the presence of traditional use sites (TUS) and the distribution of archaeological sites within the Prince George Natural Resource District. My research will include field survey and excavation, predictive modelling, use of GIS software, and many hours of archival research. Specifically, I intend to develop a TUS database of known and suspected cultural heritage trails and culturally modified tree (CMT) sites, which will lead to more strategic planning options for proponents and Cultural Resource Management companies.

Other Activities: Whether it is having a bonfire and a few laughs at a nearby lake, or helping each other out with yard and housework, it's all about good people and good music.

 

HCA – Permit Reports:

·         2020 (Nuttall, Brett). Archaeological Impact Assessment Conducted on Proposed Residential Subdivision 2259 North Nechako Road and 4439 Craig Drive within the City of Prince George. HCA 2019-0044 Final Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

·         2019 (Nuttall, Brett). Archaeological Impact Assessments Conducted on Various Forestry Operations within the Nadina Natural Resource District in 2018. HCA 2018-0073 Final Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

·         2018 (Pritchard, Brian). Archaeological Impact Assessments Conducted on Various Forestry Operations within the Prince George Natural Resource District in 2017. B. Nuttall contributor. HCA 2017-0054 Final Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

HCA – Interim Reports:

·         2020 (Nuttall, Brett). 2019-0002-001, Archaeological Impact Assessment of City of Prince George Reclamation Development CIP-HRT Project (Phase 1). HCA 2019-0002 Interim Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

·         2020 (Nuttall, Brett). 2019-0002-002, Archaeological Impact Assessment of City of Prince George Reclamation Development CIP-HRT Project (Phase 2). HCA 2019-0002 Interim Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

·         2019 (Mansour, O. & Nuttall, B.). 2018-0177-024, Archaeological Impact Assessment of West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (Quesnel Division) Proposed Cut Block NAR-96. HCA 2018-0177 Interim Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

·         2019 (Nuttall, Brett). 2018-0197-057, Archaeological Impact Assessment of Tanizul Timber Ltd. Proposed Cut Block IR 5B. HCA 2018-0197 Interim Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

·         2019 (Nuttall, Brett). 2018-0197-060, Archaeological Impact Assessment of Tanizul Timber Ltd. Proposed Cut Block N2O-003. HCA 2018-0197 Interim Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

·         2019 (Nuttall, Brett). 2018-0197-062, Archaeological Impact Assessment of Tanizul Timber Ltd. Proposed Cut Block N2O-005. HCA 2018-0197 Interim Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

·         2019 (Nuttall, Brett). 2018-0197-063, Archaeological Impact Assessment of Tanizul Timber Ltd. Proposed Cut Block N2O-006. HCA 2018-0197 Interim Report. Archaeology Branch of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C.

Images:

Cooling off after a hot day in the bush with Luis Gomez at Twin Falls, Smithers, B.C. – 2016

The "Last Crew Standing" (Eddie Antoine, Shenaya Setah, Rebecca Lewthwaite, B.N., Joel Trask, Howie Alexis), Tachie, B.C. – 2018

A few too many CMTs that day, I suppose... Babine Lake, B.C. – 2015