Shipwreck survey Hamilton Ontario Canada
M.A.: Heritage Resource Management M.A. Candidate
B.A.: Brock University 2011
Supervisor: Drs. David Burley and John Welch
Research Areas: CRM, Underwater and Maritime Archaeology, Great Lakes and Ontario Archaeology.
I graduated with a BA in Classics and Archaeology from Brock in 2011. Directly after my graduation I was fortunate enough to gain employment in Cultural Resource Management in Ontario. I have been working in CRM for the past six years, five of those as a Field Director. My career so far has been highlighted by an underwater survey in Spain where we discovered a first century Roman wreck. I am excited to work on the Heritage Resource Management Masters and continue to further my career in Cultural Resource Management.
My M.A. research aims to understand how a set of standards and guidelines can be introduced into Ontario’s lacking maritime archaeology in relations to Cultural Resource Management. Implementing new sections to the Standards and Guidelines for Consulting Archaeologists in Ontario dealing directly in maritime archaeology and sparking discussion within the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport to further maritime archaeology in Ontario.
When not digging the dirt, and directing field staff, you can find me in or near the water, surveying wrecks, sailing or working as a Divemaster at a local dive shop.
- Pitul, Michael J.
2017 Harbourtown Stage 1-2 Archaeological Report - Submitted to the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport of Ontario.
2017 Lakeshore Road Stage 1-2 Archaeological Report - Submitted to the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport of Ontario.
2017 Zoo Park Road Stage 1-2 Archaeological Report - Submitted to the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport of Ontario.
Hard at work excavating
Who left their horse here?
Amphora identification, Mediterranean Sea, Spain.