Jade Ross - MSc Archaeological Science Alumni - First Published Article

This is Jade Ross' first published article, "๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—”๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐˜€: ๐— ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€, with Dr. Tamara Varney, and Dr. Kathie Whitaker and Clarence Surette which was published in the journal, ๐‘ป๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘จ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’‘๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’š.

The article details experiences by Jade, as a TA for Tamara's Forensic Anthropology class, as well as student experiences in both Tamara's Forensic class and Kathleen Whitaker's human osteology class with the use of 3D models for virtual teaching of online classes during the pandemic, it also offers methodologies and reflections on the use of such technologies.


Professor's chapter part of Best Academic Book in Alberta

Dr. Martha Dowsley and Master's of Environmental Studies alumnus Wills Stolz recently published a chapter titledย ย Berry Harvesting among Eastern Arctic Inuit Women: An Expression of Feminine Indigenous Identityย  in the book 'Memory and Landscape: Indigenous Responses to a Changing North" (edited by Kenneth L. Pratt and Scott A. Heyes). The book has won both the Scholarly and Academic Book of the Year and Book Design awards from the Alberta Book Publishing Awards.

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Dr. Sara Halwas, Visiting Researcher

Dr. Sara Halwas (University of Manitoba) is joiningย theย Department of Anthropology as a visiting researcher this month in order to learn about plant microfossilย processing and identificationย methods. Welcome Sara!

Anthropology EDI Workshop

In March 2023 our department hosted an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) workshop with
funding from the NSERC EDI Institutional Capacity-Building Grant. Dr. Lisa Hodgetts
(Associate Professor of Anthropology at Western University and Past President of the Canadian
Archaeological Association) visited Thunder Bay and gave a seminar titled โ€˜Towards justice in
research and teaching: Remaking power relations in archaeology and beyond.โ€™ Later that
day, Anthropology department faculty, grad students, technicians, and a contract lecturer
gathered to discuss the most pressing equity, diversity, and inclusion issues for our discipline and
department, and to brainstorm concrete steps towards justice in research, teaching, and service.
Dr. Hodgettsโ€™ presentation slides and the list of ideas generated by the workshop
participants can be viewed via the links provided.

2023 Spring/Summer Courses

The Anthropology Department has an exciting array of courses that are availableย for registration in the 2023 Spring/Summer semester:

ANTH 3534 SDE Visual Anthropology
ANTH 3801 SAย  Archaeological Field School
ANTH 3811 SDE Anthropology of Sexuality
ANTH 3811 SDF Archaeology of Pop Culture
ANTH 3811 ADE Anthropology of Altruism
Please see the Lakehead University timetable for more information. The field school course will be held in-person on the Thunder Bay campus.
ANT 3811 Poster

2023 Lakehead Archaeological Field School

The Department is pleased to announce that we will be offering an archaeological field school (ANTH 3801) between May 1 and 19, 2023. This course is worth 1 FCE (full course equivalent) and is designed to provide students with the practical field skills required for employment in archaeology. Training will take place on the Thunder Bay campus of Lakehead University, and participants will excavate a cluster of ancient sites on a terrace of the McIntyre River. In addition to the course fee there is a $150 ancillary fee to cover the cost of consumables. For more information about this course please contact Dr. Matthew Boyd (matthew.boyd@lakeheadu.ca).ย 


Field School Poster