Dr Scott Hamilton

Dr. Scott Hamilton


Phone Number: 
+1 807-343-8010ext. 8742
Office Location: 
BB 2001E
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Academic Qualifications: 
  • 1991  PhD (Archaeology), Simon Fraser University
  • 1985  MA (Archaeology), University of Alberta
  • 1979  HBA (Archaeology), Brandon University
Research Interests: 
I am a specialist in fur trade historic archaeology and ethnohistory. Also, I have expertise in northern plains and boreal forest Aboriginal archaeology. My interests include archaeological applications of computing, geophysical remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and Global Positioning Systems. I am developing an interest in geoarchaeology, landscape archaeology, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, and the application of ancient DNA studies to archaeology.
My current research involves documentation of Oral Tradition information and culture history themes for northern Ontario Aboriginal tourism initiatives with Northern Ojibwe and Cree First Nations. I am also a co-investigator in a 5-year MCRI/SSHRC research project, known as SCAPE, investigating Holocene Aboriginal adaptations on the Canadian Plains. I am also the primary investigator of a SSHRC grant obtained to investigate portions of the Woodland Caribou Signature Site and Whitefeather Forest Planning Area of northwestern Ontario. This involves a partnership between individuals from Lakehead University, Ontario Parks, Pikangikum First Nation, and the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg.
Major External Funding (2000-Present):
  • 2003-2005 Primary Investigator, SSHRC Northern Research Development Program Grant ($39,562)
  • 2000-2005 Co-investigator, SSHRC MCRI Grant ($2.5 million)