M.A.: SFU Heritage Resource Management M.A. Candidate
B.A.: Simon Fraser University, Archaeology, 2005
Others Credentials: Post-baccalaureate, SFU, 2008
Supervisor: Dr. Ross Jamieson
Research Areas: Indigenous Archaeology, Northwest Coast Archaeology, Urban Archaeology, potential modelling
I am a consulting archaeologist who has worked throughout British Columbia since 2013. Since 2015, I have had the fortune to work in the Lower Mainland with both səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh) and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations. I am the sole proprietor of a small archaeology firm, K. VanderMeer Archaeology, and I am currently working with Brown and Oakes Archaeology, primarily in Kwikwetlem territory. I am an Associate member of the BCAPA (British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists) and both a Coastal and Interior Field Director.
I intend to investigate archaeological potential modelling and how it is applied to urban environments, with a specific focus on how extensive land modification can impact assessments of potential. I plan to use the Riverview Lands in Coquitlam, BC as a case study.
Other Activities: Outside of work I can be found baking bread, visiting local brewpubs, playing board games, and eating ice cream with my kiddo.
Consultants’ Reports Contributing Author:
2019 (Amec Foster Wheeler). BC Hydro Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project Final Permit Report HIP 2014-172, SAP 2013-0284, 2013-0286, 2013-0315, 2014-192. Consultants' report on file, Archaeology Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Victoria, BC.
2017 (Amec Foster Wheeler). Peace Region Electricity Supply Project Archaeological Impact Assessment: Final Permit Report 2014-0270. Consultants' report on file, Archaeology Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Victoria, BC.
2017 (Amec Foster Wheeler). New Gold Blackwater Gold Project Archaeological Impact Assessment: Permit Report 2012-0295. Consultants' report on file, Archaeology Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Victoria, BC.
On survey in Coquitlam watershed, BC.
Asbestos abatement near Lougheed highway, Coquitlam, BC
Rockshelter excavation near Barnes Lake, BC