Professor Michael P. Richards (FRSC, FAS) to join Archaeology

June 03, 2020

Archaeology is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael P. Richards will be joining the department as a senior Professor beginning July 1, 2016.  He holds BA and MA degrees from SFU Archaeology and a D.Phil. from the Faculty of Anthropology and Geography at Oxford.  He has held Professor positions in the Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford (UK), in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University (UK), in the Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute (Germany) and in the Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia. 

Professor Richard’s research focuses on isotopic analysis to study past human and animal diets and migration.  This research has been applied broadly, ranging from substantive questions about our earliest hominid ancestry to contemporary application of isotope analysis in Forensic science research. Professor Richards also holds considerable expertise in geochronology with focus on radiocarbon dating and luminescence. 

Professor Richard’s has a distinguished record of research and publication.  He is a SFU nominee for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Archaeological Science.